Most people have an image of alcoholics as weak, weak-minded and weak-willed. There is this idea that alcoholics (or any addicts) simply cannot exercise will power, because they find themselves in the throes of addiction and addictive behavior. And when it comes to drinking, there is an inability to refute that temptation for an alcoholic. … Continue reading Relinquishing My Will
A few days ago, I met with my sponsor in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and we went over the Third Step of the AA program. It's the one with a prayer that asks God to help you turn your will over to His will. But there is mention again on how I, as an individual, might understand … Continue reading Handing myself over to God…as I understand Him.
I've always felt, ever since I was a kid, that the kind of person that gets into trouble is the person that is bored. I've always felt that maintaining some sort of focused brain activity is the key to maintaining happiness, because a mind left to its own devices will start thinking about the stuff … Continue reading Inactive Mind