Daily Reflections

May 14

IT'S OKAY TO BE ME

Time after time newcomers have tried to keep to themselves certain facts about their lives.... they have turned to easier methods.... But they had not learned enough humility.....

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS,  Pages 72-73

Humility sounds so much like humiliation, but it really is the ability to look at myself--and honestly accept what I find. I no longer need to be the "smartest" or "dumbest" or any other "est." Finally, it is okay to be me. It is easier for me to accept myself if I share my whole life. If I cannot share in meetings, then I better have a sponsor--someone with whom I can share those "certain facts" that could lead me back to a drunk, to death. I need to take all the Steps. I need the Fifth Step to learn true humility. Easier methods do not work.
 
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