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June 10, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Step by Step

Step by Step
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Today, regardless a veteran or newcomer to the Program or how many or how few 24 Hours of sobriety I have, give me courage to trust enough to reach out to share my experiences, worries, fears and foibles. And in so doing, perhaps I can dent the wall of self-isolation that I built in my drinking days but might still stand despite putting those drinking days in the past. Self-imposed isolation and loneliness became habitual because of alcohol, and the habit of being constantly on guard might remain a formidable one to change. Let my history remind me that, when I first came to the Program, I was greeted by people who made me feel less helpless, less hopeless, less afraid, less lonely. If now I am grappling with some issue that I don’t think anyone would understand or wants to be saddled with, let me realize that the weight of what I carry might lessen if for no other reason than receiving support from the same people who welcomed me when I gave up alcohol. Today, left me chip away at the wall of any self-isolation that remains. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2015

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