Monday, 4 March 2019

Keep It Simple #essentialsofrecovery

Better bend than break.

–Scottish proverb

Our program is based on bending. We call it “surrender.” We surrender our self-will to the care of God. We do what we believe our Higher Power want us to do. We learn this as an act of love.

Many of us believed surrender was a sign of weakness. We tried to control everything. But we change as we’re in the program longer and longer. We learn to bend. We start to see that what is important is learning. We learn to do what’s best for us and others. To learn, we need an open mind. To bend, we must stay open. Love and care become the center of our lives.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, teach me that strength comes from knowing how and when to bend.

Action for the Day: Today, I’ll check myself. How open am I? Do I bend when I need to?
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