Endigar 428 ~ Turning Negative to Positive

From Today’s Daily Reflections;

Our spiritual and emotional growth in A.A. does not depend so deeply upon success as it does upon our failures and setbacks. If you will bear this in mind, I think that your slip will have the effect of kicking you upstairs, instead of down,  (As Bill Sees It, page 184)

In keeping with the pain and adversity which our founders encountered and overcame in establishing A.A., Bill W. sent us a clear message: a relapse can provide a positive experience toward abstinence and a lifetime of recovery. A relapse brings truth to what we hear repeatedly in meetings – “Don’t take that first drink!” It reinforces the belief in the progressive nature of the disease, and it drives home the need for, and beauty of, humility in our spiritual program. Simple truths come in complicated ways to me when I become ego driven.

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“Simple truths come in complicated ways to me when I become ego driven.”  This makes me laugh, because it represents something I have experienced often in the relapse rodeo.  May I and those like me get kicked upstairs and gain a lifetime of recovery.

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