June 28, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Step by Step

Step by Step
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Today …“having had a spiritual awakening.” Today, I ask seriously and honestly what “spiritual awakening” means. If I talk the Program’s talk but don’t walk the walk, I am little more than a dry drunk and have missed one of recovery’s most elusive and cherished accomplishments – a fundamental change emotionally and spiritually. If I talk of adherence to service to the Program and other alcoholics who still suffer but beg off because I am too busy to give someone a ride to a meeting, my talk about being in service is little more than self-righteous, self-serving, sanctimonious ego-blowing. Today, I need to ask if I have truly undergone the basic requirement of a spiritual awakening – a fundamental change in attitude, perspective and spirituality. And if I conclude that I have not, it’s back to the basics of the Program. Today if I only talk the talk, let me walk the walk with my Higher Power. And our common journey continues. Step by step. – Chris M., 2015

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