Daily Reflections

April 18


The deception of others is nearly always rooted in deception of ourselves. . . When we are honest with another person, it confirms that we have been honest with ourselves and with God.


     When I was drinking, I deceived myself about reality, rewriting it to what I wanted it to be.  Deceiving others is a character defect -- even if it is just stretching the truth a bit or cleaning up my motives so others would think well of me.  My Higher Power can remove this character defect, but first I have to help myself become willing to receive that help by not practicing deception.  I need to remember each day that deceiving myself about myself is setting myself up for failure or disappointment in life and in Alcoholics Anonymous.  A close, honest relationship with a Higher Power, is the only solid foundation I've found for honesty with self and with others.


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