Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wednesday 9/9/09 "SHORT VISIT ON EARTH"


"SHORT VISIT ON EARTH"

"Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others...for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received."
- Albert Einstein

Dear Mr. Albert Einstein understood so much. His mathematics and his mind seems to have touched the infinite. I think most alcoholics will readily feel an affinity to these words of his.

The longer I am sober, the more precious life becomes. The more I learn to live one day at a time - in the now - the more cherished each moment is. And the more this happens, the more I realize the brevity of life.

I spent many years wondering what in the heck I was doing here and what was the point of my existence. The only constant I ever had was my belief in God. Even when I turned away from God, He remained deep in my soul.

I became an alcoholic which brought me to Alcoholics Anonymous. It was there that I was brought back to a right relationship with God and discovered my purpose.

Mr. Einstein says well in his own words what I now believe. I have learned that I am here to carry the message of freedom from alcohol to other alcoholics. And I am here to carry the principles of the Alcoholics Anonymous program to others God puts in my life. I have learned how to do this from those who showed me the way.

I am bound by a common bond with other alcoholics and those affected by alcoholism. I am bound to those who passed on the life-saving 12 steps, the Big Book, "Alcoholics Anonymous", and the traditions of AA.

Thank God I no longer feel useless or purposeless. I have found my purpose.

Prayer Girl

9 comments:

wolfie185 said...

Great quote from a great man!! I have a poster of him sticking his tongue out with his quote against wars printed below placed tactfully in a nook in my living room. I have on occasion doubted God's reason for me in life, both in and out of recovery but the longer I am sober the more I understand that God gives all of us individual gifts to share with our fellows, we just have to stay sober and patient long enough to realize them.
Thanks for a great post!!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

These words of Einstein are news to me. Thank you for posting them. I certainly agree with them.

You have done a beautiful job with your blog.

Tall Kay said...

That's a great quote...I remember reading it not too long ago...hmmm.
You continue to fulfill that purpose in the words you write here. Thank you PG.

Kay said...

so there is a purpose after all....always a firm believer that everything happens for a reason...and you, my friend, are here to share (in my humble opinion).

Just Be Real said...

PG, the title was enough to catch my interest. I know we are only passing through here on earth to our final destination! And at the same time we have the responsibility to carry, as you say, our message. We all have a message.

Blessings dear one.

Madison said...

Time well spent here on Earth. Lovely thoughts. Now, I want to know who birthed Albert.

Dulce said...

I get the same message twice this day
"we are here for the sake of others...for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy" (from Steve's Einstein)

Nice date this day 09 /09 /09
I love number nine. I love your post and the message within. Thank you, Prayer Girl

Gin said...

Beautiful post PG, as always. I always learn something new from you. And that's a GOOD thing!

Syd said...

I read Einstein's newest biography. It was interesting to read. He had his own issues as do we all. He was entirely human as are we all.