Disease And Recovery

Thought for today:

If we are to live a life of abundance, we need emotional maturity.  But self-centered pride and fear can keep you in the dark.

We need to look at our relationships.  We need to honestly look at our reactions to life, and to admit the times when we were wrong.

Life is simpler when we have the courage to let go of our defects of character.   With courage, we feel lighter, and we move toward prosperity.

A member shares:

“In Step Eight I got clear about how my debting effected my family, my business, my friendships.  I saw that my entire life was put on hold while I was compulsively debting.

“Preoccupied with accumulating things that in the end didn’t really matter, I neglected the people closest to me,  Worse than that, I reacted childishly at times when I should have been the adult in the room.

“When a bill came due I either retreated in panic and self-loathing fear or I blamed everyone else but myself.  I learned from DA and in AA literature about compulsive disease to learn from.

“It’s not a stretch to say I was on a ‘dry drunk’ during my debting binges.  I see now how the disease concept really applies to my debt, helping me to out into perspective what happened, and also how to work my recovery.  I realize that my recovery has to remain the most important thing in my life, or I could slip back into debting again.”

DA Step Eight:

Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

DA Tool Eight:

D.A. and A.A. Literature.
We study the literature of Debtors Anonymous and of Alcoholics Anonymous to strengthen our understanding of compulsive disease and of recovery from compulsive debting.

Ask:

Are my serenity and solvency the most important things in my life today?

Meditation for today:

Some people mock those who have faith in a power greater than themselves.  Others cannot understand how some people can be powerless over anything.

Powerlessness and help from a Higher Power work in ways that “normal” people may never understand, but that’s ok. All that matters is that we try it, because it works.

Affirmation for today:

“I am becoming a better version of myself today.”

A Currency of Hope: The basic text of Debtors Anonymous.

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