Friday, Jan. 27, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
We can act ourselves into right thinking easier than we can think ourselves into right acting.
The best thing for us to do in our 12 Step Program is to be honest in how we act and think. We must be true to that belief.
We can’t think for others, and they can’t think for us. Friends can tell us the lessons they have learned from their experiences. If those lessons fit us, we can use them to help guide us and our thinking. We often hear, “Take what you need and leave the rest.”
As good for us as our ideas are, we must not force them on others. We can only offer them. And we won’t be true to ourselves if we are jealous of other people’s ideas. We never know what we can do until we try, and we can’t be sure what ideas are best for us until we test them.
Am I dedicated to the beliefs that are best for me in my recovery?
You are reading from the book:
Easy Does It © 1999 by Hazelden Foundation