Endigar 582 ~ Nothing Grows in the Dark

From the Daily Reflections of October 21;

We will want the good that is in us all, even in the worst of us, to flower and to grow.   (As Bill Sees It, page 10)

With the self-discipline and insight gained from practicing Step Ten, I begin to know the gratifications of sobriety — not as mere abstinence from alcohol, but as recovery in every department of my life.

I renew hope, regenerate faith, and regain the dignity of self-respect. I discover the word “and” in the phrase “and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.”

Reassured that I am no longer always wrong, I learn to accept myself as I am, with a new sense of the miracles of sobriety and serenity.





LOTR:  Light of Earendil

When darkness represents the various forms of self-deception, then it is a true statement for me that nothing grows in the dark.  Sanity is challenged in that kind of darkness.  Emotional stability is an unobtainable goal in that kind of darkness.  The discipline of a frequent, even daily, moral inventory thus represents a light in dark places.  In this kind of light I grow in spiritual strength, moral courage, the sanity of knowing the truth about myself, and the serenity of emotional stability becomes a progressively regular way of life.

4 Responses to “Endigar 582 ~ Nothing Grows in the Dark”

  1. Great post!

  2. Thank-you – I appreciate the feedback.

  3. “That which you pay attention to grows” (maybe someone could help with the credit here? I can’t remember who said it). As long as we tend the light it will keep growing and the darkness will fade. Keep up the good fight! 🙂

  4. @ LisaMay ~ I looked up your quote and found an author by the name of Geneen Roth. Looks like she has a lot of interesting titles.

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