Endigar 676 ~ “Let’s Keep it Simple”

From the Daily Reflections of January 22;

A few hours later I took my leave of Dr. Bob. . . . The wonderful, old, broad smile was on his face as he said almost jokingly, “Remember, Bill, let’s not louse this thing up. Let’s keep it simple!” I turned away, unable to say a word. That was the last time I ever saw him.  (Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, page 214).

After years of sobriety I occasionally ask myself: “Can it be this simple?” Then, at meetings, I see former cynics and skeptics who have walked the A.A. path out of hell by packaging their lives, without alcohol, into twenty-four hour segments, during which they practice a few principles to the best of their individual abilities. And then I know again that, while it isn’t always easy, if I keep it simple, it works.

 

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Simplicity has not been my strong suit.  I think most of my complexity finds it origins in the gurgling anxiety in my gut.  Simplicity is usually the result of trust in my Higher Power.  I don’t have to know everything, only what I am sure is the intuitive guidance of the God of my understanding (Gomu).

“In thinking about our day we may face indecision. We may not be able to determine which course to take. Here we ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision. We relax and take it easy. We don’t struggle. We are often surprised how the right answers come after we have tried this for a while.” (Alcoholics Anonymous, page 86).

 

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