Endigar 499 ~ Living It

From Today’s Daily Reflections;

The spiritual life is not a theory. We have to live it.   (Alcoholics Anonymous, page 83)

When new in the program, I couldn’t comprehend living the spiritual aspect of the program, but now that I’m sober, I can’t comprehend living without it. Spirituality was what I had been seeking. God, as I understand Him, has given me answers to the whys that kept me drinking for twenty years. By living a spiritual life, by asking God for help, I have learned to love, care for and feel compassion for all my fellow men, and to feel joy in a world where, before, I felt only fear.


In context on page 83 of the Big Book, the spirituality that surpasses theory and becomes something I live out is cleaning house and making amends to the people I have hurt.  I think the spiritual life is acting out on the realization that individual human lives are significant.

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