Today’s Reminder: The Spiritual
“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey.
We are spiritual beings on a human journey.”
~ Stephen R. Covey ~
Courage to Change Series: Being Spiritual
Al-Anon is a spiritual recovery program. The word “recovery” implies that we are regaining something we once possessed but have lost or set aside. In the confusion of living with active drinkers, I lost track of my spirit. Life was a survival game, a daily grind of fear and hard work. No matter what I tried, nothing seemed to help. Perhaps that’s because I was trying to do it all myself. In Al-Anon I have come to know that I have a resource within me and all around me that can guide me through the most overwhelming fears and most challenging decisions – a Higher Power. Regardless of how I define that Higher Power, it is real to me and has always been here for me. I am so grateful to have recovered that connection to my spirituality, for in doing so, I have regained an essential part of myself. As a result, today my life has a sense of purpose that makes each moment a precious gift.
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 part of myself am I excited to have regained or looking forward to regaining through a healing process of family recovery?
- Have I taken the time today to tap into the Power within me that connects to my Higher Power? Do I realize the importance that will play in the way I live my life?
- What other things am I willing to try today in an effort to cultivate my spiritual connection?