Endigar 403 ~ The Forest and the Trees

From Today’s Daily Reflections;

. . . what comes to us alone may be garbled by our own rationalization and wishful thinking. The benefit of talking to another person is that we can get his direct comment and counsel on our situation. . . (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 60)

I cannot count the times when I have been angry and frustrated and said to myself, “I can’t see the forest for the trees!” I finally realized that what I needed when I was in such pain was someone who could guide me in separating the forest and the trees; who could suggest a better path to follow; who could assist me in putting out fires; and help me avoid the rocks and pitfalls.

I ask God, when I’m in the forest, to give me the courage to call upon a member of A.A.

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This powerfully resonates with me.  Finding someone who is committed to the greatest version of myself is often a process and takes courage to pursue.  Being that person takes courage as well.  We all get lost in the forest of fears from time to time.  I believe that it is a basic skill that is provided in this program.

2 Responses to “Endigar 403 ~ The Forest and the Trees”

  1. I love this daily reading! When I try to tackle a problem or thought on my own it always becomes more tangled and complicated then it really is. Talking to someone else ALWAYS puts it into perspective for me.

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