We want so much to be good. Even when we used alcohol or other drugs, we wanted to believe we were good people. But we often felt we couldn't measure up. We thought we had to live by a set of rules that we could never follow.
Action for the Day: How's my Higher Power like a loving king or queen? How can I have a kingdom inside me? I'll talk with my sponsor about this today.
The problem of resolving fear has two aspects.
We shall have to try for all the freedom from fear that is possible for us to attain.
Then we shall need to find the courage and the grace
to deal constructively with whatever fears remain.
- As Bill Sees It, p. 61
Thought to Ponder . . .
The power within me is far greater than any fear before me.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
F E A R = Face Everything And Recover.
The way to find out how much you can do, is to do it. The way to know how far you can go, is to get going.
Most of what you see as impossible is impossible only because you think it is. Stop over-analyzing it, start doing it, and let your actions define what is possible.
If you truly knew all that you were capable of achieving, you would never hesitate to step forward. The positive possibilities have no limit, so don’t impose your own limits on them.
Instead, get busy exploring and expressing the best of those possibilities. Here you are, with dreams, with abilities, and with a day in which to put those abilities to use, so do it.
Find out just how strong and capable you are by putting your strength to a meaningful test. See how much you can do by watching yourself do it.
Dare to dream, and then dare to act on those dreams. Real, fulfilling, meaningful value is yours to create right now, so get busy and do it.
— Ralph Marston