Endigar 481 ~ “A Measure of Humility”

From Today’s Daily Reflections;

In every case, pain had been the price of admission into a new life. But this admission price had purchased more than we expected. It brought a measure of humility, which we soon discovered to be a healer of pain.  (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 25)

It was painful to give up trying to control my life, even though success eluded me, and when life got too rough, I drank to escape. Accepting life on life’s terms will be mastered through the humility I experience when I turn my will and my life over to the care of God, as I understand Him. With my life in God’s care, fear, uncertainty, and anger are no longer my response to those portions of life that I would rather not have happen to me. The pain of living through these times will be healed by the knowledge that I have received the spiritual strength to survive.

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As a child, I was a sponge that matured by absorbing the resources of my environment.  I was wide open and vulnerable and responded to powerful, irresistible natural forces that increased the realm of my mind, heart, and body.  As I approached physical maturity my growth became more of a matter of choice.  My willingness to experience and endure pain is a primary dynamic of growth in my adult life.  My ability to stay open-minded and vulnerable during these transitional periods convert pain into humility.  This humility allows me to support the healing of  the lethal pain in others.  As a result, I grow into a new spiritual awakening with the power to live as a more powerful version of myself.  Humility is the raw resource of growth through connection.  The mantra often used for physical training is true in the realm of the spirit as well; No pain, no gain.

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