Friday, 3 November 2017

Father Leo’s Daily Meditation #essentialsofrecovery

CHOICES


Another good reducing exercise consists in placing both hands against the table edge and pushing back.”
—Robert Quillen

I am an alcoholic and today I choose not to drink. When alcohol is offered, I say “no.” I do not go into “wet places,” spend time with drinkers or put myself in awkward situations. I assist my abstinence by the choices I make.

The recovering gambler avoids Las Vegas. The drug addict avoids sick relationships. The compulsive overeater must exercise the spiritual power of choice around food. “No” must involve both hands! For the recovering addict, talk must be accompanied by action. Some people, places and things must be avoided.

Spirituality is making my talk a visible reality.
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