12 Steps Inn
We Love Questions
If you have a desire to stop your addiction please read about us and your a member.
<a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?linkurl=http://12steps-inn.forumfamilly.com/f27-general-discussions"><img src="http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" width="171" height="16" border="0" alt="Share"/></a>


12 Step Recovery From All Addictions
 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

Share | 
 

 July 15th...

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
sam923
Admin


Posts : 2234
Join date : 2010-10-15

PostSubject: July 15th...   Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:49 am

From Daily Reflections:

PRIDE

For thousands of years we have been demanding more than our share of security, prestige, and romance. When we seemed to be succeeding, we drank to dream still greater dreams. When we were frustrated, even in part, we drank for oblivion. Never was there enough of what we thought we wanted.

In all these strivings, so many of them well-intentioned, our crippling handicap had been our lack of humility. We had lacked the perspective to see that character-building and spiritual values had to come first, and that material satisfactions were not the purpose of living.
- TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 71

Time and again I approached the Seventh Step, only to fall back and regroup. Something was missing and the impact of the Step escaped me. What had I overlooked? A single word: read but ignored, the foundation of all the Steps, indeed the entire Alcoholics Anonymous program – that word is "humbly."

I understood my shortcomings: I constantly put tasks off; I angered easily; I felt too much self-pity; and I thought, why me? Then I remembered, "Pride goeth before the fall," and I eliminated pride from my life.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
July 15th...
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» 09th July 2011 - London UK - Masjid Al Ansar presents The Key to Paradise by Sh. Mohamad Salah
» Today Tonight - Friday 8th July - 7pm - "Fatter than fat" Discrimination Story
» HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO OUR JULY 7 BIRTHDAY MEMBERS!!!
» Newbie and to be sleeved 5 July starting to freak out!
» Barzani congratulates Iraqi, world Muslims on Ramadan Friday, 20 July 2012 18:40 |

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
12 Steps Inn :: Daily Relfections :: Daily Readings-
Jump to: