1) Admitted we were powerless over people, places and things outside of ourselves...
2) Came to believe a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3) Made a decision to turn our lives and our will over to the Care of God as we understood God.
4) Made a searching and fearless inventory.
A searching and fearless inventory? Faith and bravery is what that will take.
Faith and bravery.
Grab a cawwwfffee and tawk amongst y'selves.
I've been feeling like ass lately. Inside and out. So I thought about this last night. What do you do when you feel like ass? I mean what does a sane person do? What would Jesus do? What would Gandhi do? What would my awesome and inspirational friends do?
One of them says 'lean into the discomfort.' One says 'breathe into the discomfort and it will ease.' One says, 'get some sleep when you're sad.' One says 'acceptance is the key to all our problems today.' One says 'be afraid and do it anyway.' Those are all good. But the one that came from someplace beyond voices was this one. It simply said:
Don't 'give up'. Surrender. There is a difference. Now go to sleep.
Miraculously, I'm doing much better now.
Don't give up....surrender...to a power greater than myself.
There is a difference.
The difference feels like a warm embrace vs. being dropped down a well and falling infinitely.
Well I'm blond (sort of) but a warm embrace sounds better. Waiter, I'll have the warm embrace of a loving God.
And hold the falling-down-a-well-infinitely please.
Some Pellegrino, too. Tall glass. No ice.