OPENING UP TO CHANGE
Self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision, action, and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures. With it comes the development of that kind of humility that makes it possible for us to receive God’s help. . . . we find that bit by bit we can discard the old life — the one that did not work — for a new life that can and does work under any conditions whatever.
— AS BILL SEES IT, pp. 10, 8
I’m going to do something a bit different today.
I feel like the Daily Reflections speak to me in different ways every single day. Yesterday, I was jogging(one of my disciplines that helps keep me clean) and a song came on by Rascal Flats Called: Moving On
Now, I am not sure what the Rascal Flats thoughts were when they sang the lyrics, but for me some specific lyrics stood out:
I’ve dealt with my ghosts and I’ve faced all my demons
Finally content with a past I regret
I’ve found you find strength in your moments of weakness
For once I’m at peace with myself
Obviously, I think many of us in the program can relate to these words. The next part of the verse goes as follows:
I’ve lived in this place and I know all the faces
Each one is different but they’re always the same
They mean me no harm but it’s time that I face it
They’ll never allow me to change
Again, beautifully written. I want to point out the line “each one is different, but they’re always the same.” I think that speaks volumes. Whether it was alcohol and a specific bar you went to or if was drugs and different people filtered in and out of your life, I think we can all agree that while their faces and names may have been different it was always the same “type” of person sitting next to you. None of them are the types that help or allow you to change and move forward.
Finally, the chorus:
I’m movin’ on
At last I can see life has been patiently waiting for me
And I know there’s no guarantees but I’m not alone
There comes a time in everyone’s life
When all you can see are the years passing by
And I have made up my mind that those days are gone
Life HAS been patiently waiting on us. Embrace that life and, as the daily reflection has it today, OPEN UP TO CHANGE.
The full song is linked below and I recommend a listen…it is inspirational.
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