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Paul W at 12 the hard way points out there’s more to sobriety and serenity than simply the lack of action.

12 the hard way

As long as I look at the Steps as chores, my results will vary, and the promises will mutate.  I find I can become just as amazed in the opposite direction, even though I’m not at the halfway-through point yet.  I’m sure that doesn’t make much sense, but that’s as close as I’m going to get making heads or tails out of why some days are nothing but a series of struggles with myself and my serenity.

Step 1:  we admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.

Doing the next right thing can’t be the only thing I do.  And the thought of daily prayers and meditations and readings shouldn’t evoke the same reaction as taking out the trash or washing the dishes.  Ugh, I’ve got to go get centered so I don’t return to the life I hated.  This sucks.

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