November 1 is a special day to reflect on how far you’ve come in your journey of recovery. For some, today marks the beginning of an incredible journey towards sobriety, while for others it could be another successful day away from relapse. No matter what stage in your recovery you are at right now, it’s important to honor and acknowledge the progress you’ve made so far.
Take the time to recognize all your hard work, dedication, and commitment; there’s no denying how difficult this process can be but with awareness of both positive and negative experiences thus far, you can continue forward with more confidence each day that passes.
Daily Reflections November 1
It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and rest on our laurels. We are headed for trouble if we do, for alcohol is a subtle foe.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 85
When I first showed up to Alcoholics Anonymous, my relationship with God was all but gone. But the wisdom of a sponsor had me starting and continuing in prayer and meditation – practices that opened doors for me into spiritual realms like never before.
Each of us in A.A. are on our own journey searching for peace, serenity and guidance. I thank my Higher Power each day for the ability to become more attuned with that which gives me hope and allows me to accept the more difficult things in life.
My spiritual path has been a daily practice of surrender, trust and obedience. On this November 1st, I celebrate the bounties available to me if I only take a moment to be still and listen with an open heart and calm mind.
My blessings include the recovery process blossoming from the words my first sponsor said so long ago: when it comes to prayer and meditation it starts with just doing them at all – and then finding that inspiration in your life continues from there. May your days ahead also be filled with moments of joy, peace, and understanding.