March 14, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Step by Step

Step by Step
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Today, if I need to talk or open up to someone about something that bothers and weighs me down, I will not be held back by my old character defects of fear, uncertainty, anger, self-imposed isolation or the thought that I might come off as “unloading” or “dumping” on someone. The Program has taught that recovery is partly about mutual sharing and support, and I can’t expect either if I put a lid on something I know I must give voice to, be it an admission of a wrong done long ago and still requires amend or the dread of saying I have been diagnosed with a potentially serious condition because to say it will make it true, or anything else. In asking for help if I need it, I might not get a solution but I might get release from anxiety, fear, dread, loneliness and all those other traits of my emotional and spiritual disease simply by talking to an empathetic ear that might have some experience, strength and hope to share. Today, I will not be alone; I shall be a part, not apart. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2015

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