March 11, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
 –– W. B. Yeats

It’s a bitter pill to swallow, but our intelligence only gets in the way when we’re dealing with things that really count — our feelings and how we express them.

Love is the be all and end all. If we are capable of loving, we have nothing to worry about. If we’re having trouble expressing our loving nature, our priority must be to remove the barriers. One of those barriers is our belief in the overriding importance of our intelligence.

Intelligence is like good looks; they are both unearned. And we can be sure that our Creator does not evaluate us on the basis of how intelligent we are. If we ask, God will help us overcome our reliance on our intelligence and all other handicaps that keep us from expressing love.

The best part of my mind links me to others, and to God.

You are reading from the book:

In God’s Care by Karen Casey

In God’s Care by Karen Casey. © 1991 by Hazelden Foundation

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