The 3 Surrenders Hidden In the 12 Steps

"I experienced timelessness on this vacation. Now that I am back, I feel more clear and energized than ever."

Thought for today:

The Twelve Steps are really a process of letting of our addiction to debt, under earn and/or overspend.  That process involves three basic layers to this “surrender”:

A member shares:

“Like most decisions, my decision to surrender was best made in the earlier part of my day.  In morning meditation, I think about how insane this disease is.  I think about how my attitude needs adjusting.  I think about how much I still need to learn, and how my thinking has benefited from the fellowship of DA.

“When I start the day with surrender, gratitude soon follows, and I feel free.”


Have I surrendered my disease, so that I can get better?

Meditation for today:

A hiker travelled across the countryside, carrying only the clothes on their back, and a backpack.  There was no point in carrying anything that was not needed on the journey.

When we allow ourselves to let go of pieces of life that no longer make sense, we can become our best, free-est selves, able to enjoy the journey.

Affirmation for today:

“I am letting go of disease, and surrendering to recovery.” 

Recommended Reading:

On letting go:


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