Endigar 566 ~ Yesterday’s Baggage

From the Daily Reflections of October 5;

For the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life until self-searching becomes a regular habit, until he is able to admit and accept what he finds, and until he patiently and persistently tries to correct what is wrong.   (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 88)

I have more than enough to handle today, without dragging along yesterday’s baggage too. I must balance today’s books, if I am to have a chance tomorrow. So I ask myself if I have erred and how I can avoid repeating that particular behavior. Did I hurt anyone, did I help anyone, and why? Some of today is bound to spill over into tomorrow, but most of it need not if I make an honest daily inventory.

 

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Vintage Still Life

This is straightforward encouragement to establish and maintain the daily moral inventory.  This is a task were Gomu (God of my understanding) stands back, and lets me practicing being a God-embryo.  It will not and cannot be done for me.  Every time I do it, it is recorded within me that my emotional stability and spiritual sobriety are important to me.  When I neglect it, some catalyzing pain is on its way to help me.  If I embrace life as one big ball of futility completely out of my control, I may surrender to alcoholic oblivion.  Finding my part in the ugly things that have happened in my life is a necessary skill for unshackling my life from them.  Finding my part to play in recovery is a necessary skill for building an effective and meaningful life.

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