Maintain Sobriety With A Daily Tenth Step
February 14, 2013
Similar to others alcoholics, addicts, and individuals, in general, that I know, I have had a really good year so far. In fact, most of last year was incredible as well, "gravy" as I heard a speaker at an Alcoholics Anonymous ("AA") say this week.
With that said, I choose to go with that momentum, and take my attention off of what I "perceived" was not working.
The fact of the matter is that when circumstances are not as we want them to be, we have to focus more on what we want and what we intend to achieve, i.e., if you want to stay sober, you have to focus on all the opportunities around you to stay sober, like AA meetings, fellowship, reading the Big Book, talking to another alcoholic, gratitude lists, and so forth, as opposed to all the thoughts and situations that make you want to drink alcohol or be destructive.
I am no different to anyone else, at times I allow my dominant intent to be sidetracked, even unconsciously.
My part is that I had been taking the focus off the fact that my life is getting bigger exponentially, opportunities are coming my way, the right people are coming into my life, my goals are being achieved, and my future is is bright. For a while, not anymore, I was sidetracked by the superfluous things, by chatter, by irrelevant banter, by other people wanting to control me to make themselves feel better and so forth.
From this moment on, God help us all to focus on gratitude, to expect the best, and to anticipate all that we want and desire for ourselves. Help us to not speculate about the problems of those around us, nor be sidetracked by them. Amen.
Let's no longer be interested in conforming to anyone's desire not consistent with our own. Let's be willing to move forward.
It got me to thinking that perhaps I have outgrown it all.
I Love You All, for the most part :)
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