Saturday, 29 October 2016

A WOMAN’S SPIRIT #essentialsofrecovery

Clarifying my own values is an important ingredient in my using the Serenity Prayer. From that I have the “wisdom to know” the things I can and cannot change about a situation.

~ Rose Casey 

This program helps us discover our values. Doing a moral inventory and then weighing our assets and shortcomings gives us clarity regarding the person we are and the person we hope to become. Let’s not be concerned that we didn’t know ourselves before. The past is past; today is where our opportunities begin.

Today will offer us a host of experiences about which we must make decisions, form judgments, take actions. If we know our values, we will not be troubled by these experiences. And yet living according to our values takes practice. We were probably good at doing what others did to fit in. Taking the risk of not fitting in is a profound decision that can benefit us in untold ways.

My values will guide me as I decide what to do in every situation I face today. Without this program, I’d still be in constant quandaries.

© 1994 by Hazelden Foundation 
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