Endigar 542 ~ Making Amends

From Daily Reflections of 11 September;

Above all, we should try to be absolutely sure that we are not delaying because we are afraid.   (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 87)

To have courage, to be unafraid, are gifts of my recovery. They empower me to ask for help and to go forth in making my amends with a sense of dignity and humility. Making amends may require a certain amount of honesty that I feel I lack, yet with the help of God and the wisdom of others, I can reach within and find the strength to act. My amends may be accepted, or they may not, but after they are completed I can walk with a sense of freedom and know that, for today, I am responsible.

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courage

Each circle I complete in life adds to the strength of my life’s expression.  I have retired after 23 years of military service.  That circle is closed.  I am completing academic studies for a niche in the civilian world, and thus I am closing the circle on my formal education.  Recovery spotlights several circles that have remained open in my life and bleed me of resolve and self-confidence.  The moral inventory and the subsequent amends are ways of closing spiritual circles that will represent a new found power in my life.

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