It’s been a few days since I last wrote and it seems like you’ve all been doing well. Some of you have continued to drink as much as possible, some of you are taking your sobriety one day at a time, and some of you have started cutting down on drinking or abstaining from alcohol altogether.
It can be hard to know what the right path is for yourself when it comes to substance abuse, but the most important thing I want everyone reading this post to remember is that there is no wrong way: we’re all trying our best and each person will come up with their own plan that works best for them.
You don’t need me telling you how to live your life; just do what feels right for YOU!
Daily Reflections November 25
In the years before the publication of the book, “Alcoholics Anonymous,” we had no name. . . . By a narrow majority the verdict was for naming our book “The Way Out.” . . . One of our early lone members . . . found exactly twelve books already titled “The Way Out.”. . . So “Alcoholics Anonymous” became first choice. That’s how we got a name for our book of experience, a name for our movement and, as we are now beginning to see, a tradition of the greatest spiritual import. “A.A. TRADITION: HOW IT DEVELOPED,” pp. 35-36
The anonymity of the higher power is something we often take for granted. But when you think about it, how often have times been decided by a coin flip or chance?
And what better way to represent God than with an image that has no name attached!
There is no denying that God has had a hand in our history. From Bill’s decision to make the telephone call rather than visit the hotel bar, to the eventual importance of anonymity within Alcoholics Anonymous, there seems to have been an element of luck at every turn.
If you’re looking for help with your spiritual development or are seeking guidance from someone who shares similar beliefs, please contact us today and we’ll be happy to chat about how AA can help guide your path back towards sobriety.