Endigar 647 ~ A “Sane and Happy Usefulness”

From the Daily Reflections of December 24;

We have come to believe He would like us to keep our heads in the clouds with Him, but that our feet ought to be firmly planted on earth. That is where our fellow travelers are, and that is where our work must be done. These are the realities for us. We have found nothing incompatible between a powerful spiritual experience and a life of sane and happy usefulness.   (Alcoholics Anonymous, page 130)

All the prayer and meditation in the world will not help me unless they are accompanied by action. Practicing the principles in all my affairs shows me the care that God takes in all parts of my life. God appears in my world when I move aside, and allow Him to step into it.

 

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Dharma_Wheel_by_QuicheLoraine

In this reflection I am asked to consider the balance between the mystical magic and its practical expression in living one day at a time. Understanding the significance of the message encapsulated in the 12 Steps and developing pragmatic expressions of that awareness is akin to the study of Dharma in many eastern systems of belief.  In fact, practicing the principles and doing the work of progressing in the Steps of the program, I think, could be called the Dharma of AA.

(Image Credit to Loraine A. Baird aka Quiche Loraine of Deviant Art)

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