Monday, 7 October 2019

Walk In Dry Places #essentialsofrecovery

Taming the instincts.
Orderly direction

Though alcoholics can appear to have serious shortcomings, these problems
are really only misguided attempts to satisfy needs that must be met. In the
12 Step program, we do not deny our human needs. We realize, however, that
these needs must be met in moral, constructive ways. Falso methods of meeting
needs will bring false, harmful results.
We can meet our needs in an orderly manner by turning to our Higher Power and
following the slow and impractical, but over the longer term we will come to see that
it is the right way to live. Our instinctive needs are proper and God-given, but they
must not run wild in our lives. Living sober also means taming our instincts.
I’ll not be surprised by the various needs I may feel today. I am committed, however,
to a moral and principled response to these needs. 
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