Tuesday, 7 November 2017

WALK IN DRY PLACES #essentialsofrecovery

SINCERITY AT THE BEGINNING

Self-Honesty


We were told at our first AA meeting that half-measures will avail us nothing. What’s needed is a sincere desire to stop drinking and seek a new way of life.

As we continue in the program, we learn that sincerity is an ingredient for success in everything we do. Quite often, we may find that we’re failing in something simply because our heart isn’t really in it.

We can’t force ourselves into a sincere posture. Instead, the answer is to know ourselves well enough to know just how we feel about everything we do.

We’ll learn to be careful about attempting to do something when our heart is not really in it. We may be doing something we dislike merely for the recognition and money it gives us. For real sincerity, we need more than that, and the truths of the program will help us find it.

I’ll be conscious today of the sincerity I have about the things I am attempting to do. There may be some things I need to abandon or at least change.

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