Weekly Focal Point
“People can affect me only as I allow them to. I need not be influenced by others, for I am free to consult my own wishes and standards, and decide what is best for me. I find I can realize my own strength and confidence by working faithfully with the Al-Anon program, and using it in my daily life.”
One Day At A Time Series
Each of us has, as a person, an enormous potential. Many of our frustrations come from not making the most of ourselves and getting out of life what is has to give, ready and waiting for us to accept. Although we come to Al-Anon to deal with a specific problem, we do not always realize that developing ourselves could be the answer, not only to the problem of dealing with alcoholism, but to others as well. The solutions rest within me. With the help of my Higher Power, I can adorn my life with comfort, serenity and enjoyment. It does not depend on any other person, and the sooner I accept this fact, the sooner I will be able to face myself realistically.
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
Considerations for Us
- Is it possible that my lack of serenity is directly tied to allowing others to affect me? Am I willing to acknowledge this in prayer and meditation with my Higher Power?
- Will I submit to a process of developing myself through spiritual practices and disciplines rather than trying to solve my problems with self-will?