"As we think, so we are." We are gifted with the personal power to make thoughtful choices and thus decide whom we are. Our actions and choices combine to create our character, and our character influences the circumstances of our lives.
Our personal mind power will work to our advantage when we think positively, or it will contribute to our disadvantage. Imagining our good fortunes will prepare us for them. Imagining the successful completion of a task heightens and strengthens the commitment we must make daily to it. Imagining the steps necessary to the successful accomplishment of any goal directs our efforts so we don't falter along the way. Our minds work powerfully for our good. And just as powerfully to our detriment, when fears intrude on all our thoughts.
This self awareness has given me positive personal power; it lies in the relationship I have with my higher power. My outlook and attitude toward life reveals the strength of my connection to Higher Power. I will work with my Higher Power and imagine my good fortune today.
down the walls we had built around our secret world. Those walls made a prison for
us. But all of that is now changed. We are free.
stash to protect.
avoid us, now seek us out. Self-honesty is the greatest gift we can give ourselves.
from truth. I will not lie. My life depends on honesty.
be honest has changed my life.
Even after setbacks, if you continue to want to get well,
and remain willing to try new approaches, our experience convinces us
that you have embarked with hundreds of thousands of companions
on the path of a happy, healthy destiny. We hope we see you among us in person.
But whatever track you travel, along with us or on your own,
you go with our strongest good wishes.
- Living Sober, p. 86
Thought to Ponder . . .
Don't give up before the miracle happens.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H O W = Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness.
It’s good that you care, yet it takes more than caring. It takes action and ongoing commitment to nurture, achieve and support the things you care about.
Genuinely caring is vitally important, and it is just the first step. Genuine caring compels you to work for what you care about.
Go beyond merely saying that you care. Show that you care with your actions and priorities.
Express your caring with effectiveness, with competence, with excellence and with meaningful results. Care enough to do the real work, and care enough to do your absolute best.
Don’t merely wish for a positive outcome. Make the effort to make that positive outcome actually happen.
Your caring makes a difference when you step forward and make a difference.
— Ralph Marston