Today’s Reminder: Detachment
“When I detach my mind from what is troubling me, my problems often resolve themselves. Or it may be that leaving them to God gives Him a chance to take a hand in my affairs.”
One Day At A Time Series
It isn’t easy to grasp the Al-Anon idea of detachment. We are told to detach from the problem, not from the suffering alcoholic. Yet when one disaster after another overtakes us, it is hard to distinguish between them. Detaching our minds from the problem can truly promote our spiritual growth, and lessen the unrecognized guilt we carry around with us. It can lift the mind away from the partner’s doings. Such detachment show us each new day as an opportunity to free ourselves from a sense of injury that is a blend of resentment and self-pity.
3 C’s of Al-Anon
- We didn’t CAUSE it
- We can’t CONTROL it
- We can’t CURE it
AND WE WON’T CONTRIBUTE TO IT TODAY
Questions to Consider This Week
- What areas in my life are causing me to suffer as a direct result of my attachment to them?
- Will I prayerfully submit these areas of my life to my Creator in order to allow Him an opportunity to resolve them without my help?
- Can I see how my attachment to the alcoholic or addict creates a dynamic that does not all him or her the opportunity to take care of their own problems?