Endigar 465 ~ Sacrifice = Unity = Survival

From Today’s Daily Reflections;

The unity, the effectiveness, and even the survival of A.A. will always depend upon our continued willingness to give up some of our personal ambitions and desires for the common safety and welfare. Just as sacrifice means survival for the individual alcoholic, so does sacrifice mean unity and survival for the group and for A.A.’s entire Fellowship.   (As Bill Sees It, page 220)

I have learned that I must sacrifice some of my personality traits for the good of A.A. and, as a result, I have been rewarded with many gifts. False pride can be inflated through prestige but, by living Tradition Six, I receive the gift of humility instead. Cooperation without affiliation is often deceiving. If I remain unrelated to outside interests, I am free to keep A.A. autonomous. Then the Fellowship will be here, healthy and strong for generations to come.




… = Sacrifice (Service) = Unity (Humility) = Survival (Recovery) = Sacrifice (Service) = Unity(Humility) = Survival (Recovery) = Sacrifice (Service) = Unity(Humility) = Survival (Recovery) …

They are all linked in a continuous swirling dynamic.  I entered the fellowship looking for Survival through Recovery, one day at time.  I was taught that to keep what I gain, I must give it away.  The Sacrifice of Service will be an inconvenience to my isolating self ego, but it will not violate my personal survival.  As I learn to connect within the rooms, I see that the magic comes to the individual (me) through the group (everyone else).  I am a more powerful and sane individual as part of this group than I am through isolated self reliance.  Humility protects that reality.

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