March 17, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Step by Step

Step by Step
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Today, I begin a daily exercise of reconditioning my thought processes to think as a sober alcoholic instead of one still drinking. Much of my thinking has been under the influence; without that influence, by the Grace of God, I have to believe that my thoughts will change – for the better. As such, I need to adapt myself to a perspective foreign to me; not doing so will make me little more than a dry drunk. And the Program promises that recovery is more than being dry. I must make a conscious decision that I will no longer think in terms of “me” and that the thinking patterns which enabled my alcoholic drinking must change. Today, I start to retrain my brain to think in terms of sobriety and dismantle my thinking from the perspective of the drunk that I am working to dropkick into yesterday. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2015

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