This blog is for sharing our wisdom, insights, hope and joy experienced in our journey of recovery from alcoholism. The subjects will cover a wide range of topics; all are intended to raise awareness through reflection, and help us grow by staying sober and improving our lives.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Recovery from Alcoholism-A Power Greater than Yourself
....on the road to recovery
Recovery from Alcoholism - A Power Greater than Yourself
Heard this at a meeting the other day... A person new to recovery was having a major problem understanding the idea of a Higher Power. Someone explained this simple thought through the following dialogue:
When you started drinking, who was your higher power?
Meaning, whom did you look to for guidance and direction? Answer - I was my own higher power. I did what I thought I should, what I wanted to do, all the time.
Ok. What became of your higher power after you became addicted to alcohol?
Meaning, what drove your priorities, your ways of living, the types of things you did and didn't do? Answer - Alcohol. I pretty much did what it drove me to do all the time. I followed its direction, blindly and without care for myself or others.
Conclusion - Ok then. We need to find a different Higher Power. One that is greater than ourselves and alcohol.