416 Day 16 Day of a 40-Day Practice

 416 Day 16 of a 40-Day Practice

This is Day Sixteen of Lou-is' 40-Day feasting on his individual heart's desire, which is something he wants to attain and to fast from everything, which is unlike it. This project is to build the Spiritual, mental, physical, emotional and social equivalent or container to enable him to change and keep that change, by practice. I am dedicating one of my daily practices for each of the major characteristics of my mission. TODAY: MENTAL EQUIVALENT


MY MISSION STATEMENT - I am devoted, dedicated, committed to experiencing Your Presence, Father consciously, consistently within me and everywhere present. I want to know, to realize, to live for Your Will for me, empowered by Your loving grace. My mission in now clear, I need, I want to share all I am given with whomever You Will, Father. I look to You as my only Source to provide me with everyone and everything it takes to carry out the Mission You gave me. Thank You.


The mind that made me sick, cannot make me well, so what can and will? On the wall of our A.A. meeting room is a sign Think – Think - Think. The smallest Think reminds us to think the least about the past. The next size Think is to remind us not to spend too much time thinking about the future. The largest size Think is to encourage us to think mostly in the present, in the Presence if we can. IBM was the first to use the slogan Think and they needed only one Think where we need three.

This gives us a little insight into the alcoholic mind (or others using our Program). Went I first came in the Program, I did not how to think sober thoughts because I did not have a sober mind. Compounded by the fact I had little or no verbal skills, I was bouncing off the emotional walls, unable to express myself well. If anyone had anything nice to say I would be as high as a tree and anyone gave me even a disapproving look I hit a bottom.

One reason to go to lots of A.A. meetings and to hang out with sober people living the Program we learn to think sober thinking. After a while I became fluent in a sober thinking language. I went on a learning search and as a result I began to share with others more, in and out of the Program. By practicing the Program I learned not only how to think but what to think as useful instead of a user.

I am grateful mentally for a direct conscious union I enjoy with You and Yours Father, within even here and now. You have given me the spiritual insight to think, to realize Your Word, Divine Design, I am consciously centered in You Father.


When did you realize that you were thinking as a sober person?

Have you chosen to continue to learn better ways of thinking?

Random Awakening

Each of us has a mission, a purpose that gives our life meaning.