Friday, 6 September 2019

Keep It Simple #essentialsofrecovery

Addiction is answering the spiritual calling inside us by going to the wrong address.

—Chris Ringer

Where can we go to feel better, to feel spiritually alive? Not to alcohol or other drugs. Not to compulsive spending, gambling, or sex. Not to overeating or overworking. When we turn to these things to feel better, we’re trading one addiction for another, we’re going to the “wrong address.”

What is the right address? Our inner needs. Our Higher Power. Our recovery program. Our friends. Soon, we become part of a network of “safe addresses.”

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, keep me on the right path. I don’t want to go to the wrong address anymore.

Action for the Day: Today, I’ll make sure I have at least three “right address” in my wallet or purse. I’ll list names and day and evening phone numbers of people who will love and help
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