REFLECTIONS ON CHANGE, SPIRITUALITY, BELIEF, FAITH, PRAYER, AND MORE
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Wednesday, 4/1/09 - "DISCOVERED TRUTHS"
"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them." - Galileo Galilei
Thank God I found Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon. They have led me to the discovery of truths that had eluded me all my life despite searching everywhere I could think to look. They are quite simple.
These are some of the truths I have discovered. With these discoveries have come a life that makes sense, is easier to live, and is so much sweeter.
It is true that alcoholism is a disease.
It is true that (like it or not) I am an alcoholic. (Today, I like it!)
It is true that I am powerless over alcohol and my life is unmanageable.
It is true that I (yes, I) have many character defects such as perfectionism, people-pleasing, worry, and fear.
It is true that, on my own, I can do nothing about these character defects.
It is true that I need a power greater than myself, God, to be able to surrender.
It is true that I need God to guide my life.
It is true that I need God to remove my shortcomings.
It is true that the depths of my relationship with God are limitless.
It is true that prayer and meditation allow me to connect with God.
It is true that God wants what is best for me.
It is true that I often do not know what is best for me.
It is true that prayer is very powerful.
It is true that prayers are always answered - sometimes yes, sometimes no, sometimes not yet!
It is true that life is a gift.
It is true that life is beautiful.
It is true that many of these things are true as long as I am looking through the eyes of a positive attitude.
It is true that attitude is everything.
It is true that we have choices and our choices always have consequences.
It is true that we can learn from poor choices as well as good choices.
It is true that we are not alone.
It is true that I have loving family, friends, sponsees, sponsor, and blogging friends.
It is true that miracles of healing happen.
It is true that working and living the twelve steps changes lives.
It is true that the twelve steps have changed my life.
It is true that an attitude of gratitude is a perfect prescription to eliminate negativity.
It is true that peace of mind and serenity are priceless.
It is true that this list could go on into eternity and needs to end for now.
I'm sober in AA since July 5th 1985, and a grateful member of Alanon since November 2004.
I joined the "blogosphere" in September, 2008.
In December 2011 I became a grandmother for the first time and now understand why it's such a big deal. I'm wildly in love again with that little guy.