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Readings and Spiritual quotes
Feel free to post today’s and this weeks daily reading or spiritual quote in the comment section. Monday 12th October through to Sunday 18th October.

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  • Twenty-Four Hours A Day

    A.A. Thought For The Day

    Am I still on a “free ride” in A.A.? Am I all get and no give? Do I go to meetings and
    always sit in the back row and let others do all the work? Do I think it’s enough just
    because I’m sober and can rest on my laurels? If so, I haven’t gone very far in the
    program, nor am I getting nearly enough of what it has to offer. I will be a weak member
    until I get in there and help carry the load. I must eventually get off the bench and get
    into the game. I’m not just a spectator; I’m supposed to be one of the team. Do I go in
    there and carry the ball?

    Meditation For The Day

    Try to be thankful for whatever vision you have. Try to perform, in the little things,
    faithful service to God and others. Do your small part every day in a spirit of service to
    God. Be a doer of God’s word, not a hearer only. In your daily life try to keep faith with
    God. Every day brings a new opportunity to be of some use. Even when you are tempted
    to rest or let things go or to evade the issue, make it a habit to meet the issue squarely as
    a challenge and not to hold back.

    Prayer For The Day

    I pray that I may perform each task faithfully. I pray that I may meet each issue of life
    squarely and not hold back.

  • Suzy :) Just for today

    NA Just For Today

    Being Right

    “When we admit that our lives have become unmanageable, we don’t have to argue our point of view… We no longer have to be right all the time.”

    Basic Text p. 56

    Nothing isolates us more quickly from the warmth and camaraderie of our fellow NA members than having to be “right.” Insecure, we pretend to be some kind of authority figure. Suffering from low self-esteem, we try to build ourselves up by putting others down. At best, such tactics push others away from us; at worst, they draw attack. The more we try to impress others with how “right” we are, the more wrong we become.

    We don’t have to be “right” to be secure; we don’t have to pretend to have all the answers for others to love or respect us. In fact, just the opposite is true. None of us have all the answers. We depend upon one another to help bridge the gaps in our understanding of things, and we depend upon a Power greater than our own to make up for our personal powerlessness. We live easily with others when we offer what we know, admit what we don’t, and seek to learn from our peers. We live securely in ourselves when we cease relying on our own power and start relying on the God we’ve come to understand in recovery.

    We don’t have to be “right” all the time, just recovering.

    Just for today: God, I admit my powerlessness and the unmanageability of my life. Help me live with others as an equal, dependent upon you for direction and strength.

    pg. 298

  • Twenty-Four Hours A Day

    A.A. Thought For The Day

    How big a part of my life is A.A.? Is it just one of my activities and a small one at that?
    Do I only go to A.A. meetings now and then and sometimes never go at all? Do I think of
    A.A. only occasionally? Am I reticent about mentioning A.A. to people who might need
    help? Or does A.A. fill a large part of my life? Is it the foundation of my whole life?
    Where would I be without A.A.? Does everything I have and I do depend on my A.A.
    foundation? Is A.A. the foundation on which I build my life?

    Meditation For The Day

    Lay upon God your failures and mistakes and shortcomings. Do not dwell upon your
    failures, upon the fact that in the past you have been nearer a beast than an angel. You
    have a mediator between you and God–your growing faith–which can lift you up from the
    mire and point you toward the heavens. You can still be reconciled with the spirit of God.
    You can still regain your harmony with the Divine Principle of the universe.

    Prayer For The Day

    I pray that I may not let the beast in me hold me back from my spiritual destiny. I pray
    that I may rise and walk upright.

  • Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

    Step Four – “Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.”

    Suppose that financial insecurity constantly arouses these same feelings. I can ask myself to what extent have my own mistakes fed my gnawing anxieties. And if the actions of others are part of the cause, what can I do about that? If I am unable to change the present state of affairs, am I willing to take the measures necessary to shape my life to conditions as they are? Questions like these, more of which will come to mind easily in each individual case, will help turn up the root causes.

    pp. 52-53

  • Twenty-Four Hours A Day

    A.A. Thought For The Day

    Have I got over most of my sensitiveness, my feelings which are too easily hurt, and my
    just plain laziness and self-satisfaction? Am I willing to go all out for A.A. at no matter what
    cost to my precious self? Is my own comfort more important to me than doing the things
    that need to be done? Have I got to the point where what happens to me is not so
    important? Can I face up to things that are embarrassing or uncomfortable if they are
    the right things to do for the good of A.A.? Have I given A.A. just a small piece of myself?
    Am I willing to give all of myself whenever necessary?

    Meditation For The Day

    Not until you have failed can you learn true humility. Humility arises from a deep sense of
    gratitude to God for giving you the strength to rise above past failures. Humility is not
    inconsistent with self-respect. The true person has self-respect and the respect of others
    and yet is humble. The humble person is tolerant of other’s failings, and does not have a
    critical attitude toward the foibles of others. Humble people are hard on themselves and
    easy on others.

    Prayer For The Day

    I pray that I may be truly humble and yet have self-respect. I pray that I may see the good
    in myself as well as the bad.

  • California Colin :)

    A Day At A Time

    Reflection For The Day

    Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the rewards that would be mine when I first contemplated turning my life and will over to the care of God as I understand Him. Now I can rejoice in the blessing of my own recovery, as well as the recoveries of countless others who have found hope and a new way of life in The Program. After all the years of waste and terror, I realize today that God has always been on my side and at my side. Isn’t my clearer understanding of God’s will one of the best things that has happened to me?

    Today I Pray

    May I be thankful for the blessed contrast between the way my life used to be (Part 1) and the way it is now (Part II). In Part I, I was the practicing addict, adrift among my fears and delusions. In Part II, I am the recovering addict, rediscovering my emotions, accepting my responsibilities, learning what the real world has to offer, growing close to my Higher Power. Without the contrast, I could never feel the joy I know today or sense the peaceful nearness of my Higher Power.

    Today I Will Remember

    I am grateful for such contrast.

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