Monday, 31 October 2016

EASY DOES IT #essentialsofrecovery

RESPECT

FAITH is a lighted doorway, but TRUST is the dark hallway that says, “Do I dare walk this way, not knowing where it will lead?”

~ Anonymous ~

When we have faith in others we are giving them a great gift. We are giving them respect. By the time we found our way into recovery, most of us had lost respect for ourselves and others. We had lost faith in our own judgment. We couldn’t tell a truth from a lie.

When we began to regain our faith in ourselves, we weren’t sure if it was right to do so or not. When we shared with others as honestly as we could, we found that they trusted us to tell the truth. And we had this unfamiliar sensation that they respected our honesty and us.

We found that sharing honestly created trust in the integrity of others. And they responded the same way to us. Mutual trust then blossomed through faith.

When I share honestly with others in the Program, I am building faith, respect and trust between us.

©1990 by Anonymous, Published by Hazelden 
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