“For pride is spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense.”
― mere christianity
Lee at Seeing Clear Lee asks that age-old question: Okay, so I’m not drinking. Now what?
Through the last couple of months of sobriety, I’ve come to accept that I am a spiritual person. I don’t understand how it works, but I truly feel that part of how I got sober this time around is because I surrendered control to some kind of higher power. I know that drinking alcohol is not in my best interest, actually it is a complete detriment to me, and I gave it up so that the force of life that moves around and through us could work in a more positive way for me.
This is actually one of the better posts I’ve come across that addresses this issue at this stage of the journey with any degree of clarity.
I’m sick today. I have developed a cold. It has given me the opportunity to stay home from work today and focus on recovery. Last night I also went to an AA meeting. I have only been to a handful of AA meetings since I got sober, and while I attribute some of their teachings to helping me get sober, I haven’t yet been sold on the program.
I have mentioned before that one of the things that got me sober this time was the concept of surrender. Acceptance and surrender. Which I believe is like the 1st step. And I would be lying if I said that I haven’t been relying partially on a power greater than myself in this process of recovery- which aligns with the 2nd and 3rd step. So, somehow, those 3 steps have been a part of getting me sober, along with sober blogs, Refuge…
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“I think resentment is when you take the poison and wait for the other person to die.”
― A Sponsorship Guide for 12-Step Programs