Links

Join

Forums

Find Help

Recovery Readings

Spiritual Meditations

Chat

Contact


Go Back   Bluidkiti's Alcohol and Drug Addictions Recovery Help/Support Forums > Alcohol, Drugs and Other Addictions Recovery > Alcohol, Drugs and Other Addictions Recovery

Share This Forum!  
 
        

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 02-21-2016, 03:10 AM   #1
MajestyJo
Super Moderator
 
MajestyJo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Hamilton, ON
Posts: 20,301
Default Freedom of Choice

Quote:
Food for Thought
February 21

Serenity

Serenity comes when we are tuned in to our Higher Power. Serenity enables us to take external circumstances in stride, even the most difficult ones. Serenity is a gift, which we are each free to receive daily.

Turning our will and our lives over to God, as we understand Him encourages serenity. Staying in contact with our Higher Power as we go about our daily activities produces serenity. Practising abstinence from compulsive overeating maintains serenity.

In meeting after meeting, we hear people testify to the change that has come over them since they began the OA program. Circumstances which once would have sent them into a tailspin and into the refrigerator are now manageable. By the grace of God, they have been granted the serenity to accept the things they cannot change.

May I grow in serenity.

So many times we think it is okay to pick up something that is not our 'drug of choice' we justify our behavior not realizing that it all leads to the same soul sickness.

Quote:
Each time we give in to our giant appetite and go off the program, it is just as hard to get back on as when we first began....

May I choose to abstain now and always.

Food For Thought!
As it says in the reading, it is about picking ourselves up and starting again and letting it go. For me it is look at what lead me to picking up and what lead me to where I felt it was necessary to use. Lots of time, it is a matter of thought and whether I follow it up by action. I have a choice, to pick up or not to pick up.

I can remember times in my life I didn't think I had an option. I didn't think there was an alternative. I had to have that next bite of food, I had to have that person in my life, I just had to go shopping and spend some money, it didn't matter if I had the money or not (if I didn't buy or have what I wanted, I obsessed about it until I got it be it Chinese Food, a purse, a dress, etc.) I remember telling my spiritual adviser when I quit smoking that it was either pick up a cigarette or go crazy! He said, "There was another option." I said, "What?" He said, "You could have turned it over." I responded with, "I forgot I had an option and a choice."

As time goes by and I stay clean and sober, I am better able to recognize when I find myself back in that obsessive thought before it becomes a behavior. As my sponsor said, "It is a program of practice, practice, practice.
__________________

Love always,

Jo

I share because I care.


MajestyJo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Post New ThreadReply  

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
One Good Choice After Another bluidkiti Daily Spiritual Meditations 0 02-01-2016 10:49 AM
You Have a Choice bluidkiti Daily Spiritual Meditations 0 09-16-2015 08:26 AM
The Power of Choice bluidkiti Daily Spiritual Meditations 1 03-23-2014 04:38 PM
Freedom of Choice MajestyJo Newcomers Recovery Help and Support 2 11-27-2013 12:47 AM
Disease and Choice bluidkiti Newcomers Recovery Help and Support 0 08-24-2013 12:13 PM


Click here to make a Donation

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.