Friday, 30 December 2016

WALK IN DRY PLACES #essentialsofrecovery

MATURITY MEANS PRINCIPLES

Right Action

A principle is sometimes defined as a fundamental guide to action. The more mature we become, the more likely it is that well work from principles rather than blind feelings.

The principles outlined in the Twelve Steps are good guides for mature living. They call for honesty in motive, fair and considerate treatment of others, and reliance on our Higher Power throughout each day.

As we continue on such a path, we will outgrow the childish selfishness and reactions that were so destructive in our old lives. We will be viewed by others as mature, responsible, reliable people.

We also grow into maturity by acting according to sound principles even when we don’t always feel like it. Whatever our feelings might be at any given moment, we can choose actions that are sound and constructive.

Whatever my feelings might be from moment to moment, I’ll act according to the best principles today. I know this is a part of growing up.

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