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The Serenity Prayer - Recovered 568

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Release Date: 01/21/2015

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Self-discipline is the willingness to put some limitations on behavior in order to gain something or make life better.

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Ultimately, when we are humble we are willing to seek and receive help, support, guidance and direction with our lives. The result is that we are not alone anymore.

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Your life belongs to you, right? Sure it does, but look at where your actions got you. Your life became unmanageable because of your addiction. You need to be willing for a lot of things, especially accepting help.

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Sobriety helps us reconnect with our true selves and become reacquainted with our inner light, our life’s mission, and our purpose.

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Any challenges life throws your way, you now know how it feels to look fear in the face and remember how capable you are of walking through it.

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In order to keep going and develop sobriety the individual needs to have faith that things are going to keep improving.

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Hope is the elevating feeling we experience when we see a path to a better future

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It is normal to struggle with owning up to dishonesty, but the key is to acknowledge when it occurs as soon as possible. If not, you could struggle with feelings of guilt and put your sobriety in jeopardy.

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Here in our virtual studio, we have a can full of popsicle sticks. Each stick has a recovery topic written on it. We will take turns, randomly picking a stick and then sharing on that topic that was chosen.

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If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, reaching out for help can be hard. You’ve probably tried several times to handle this by yourself, but the problem is just too big to tackle without help.

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Serenity Prayer, 

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

The courage to change the things I can,

And the wisdom to know the difference.

What were your thoughts, experience of the Serenity Prayer? 

Was it off putting, or was it comforting? 

Did the word God bother you?

Early days, What did it mean to you ( and hosts), in the early days.

How did you begin to apply it to your sobriety/ recovery.

Did it help?

What the Prayer did for me in the early days ( and can still do today), is remind me of the 

importance of acceptance, can bring comfort to me and it also began to develop a Faith in a power greater than myself, the idea that something outside of myself ( or within myself), could help me....restore me to Sanity.

When I pray, I consider the idea that I am not alone, and sometimes this is a very new concept for the new person. 

It can also begin to grow an inner humility, an understanding that I am not and can not control everything or everyone in my life.....something that we all tried to do in our addiction!!!

God grant me the Serenity....What does this mean to you?

To accept the things I can not change, how do we do this, why do we need to do this?

Courage to change the things I can.. where can you put the action in ?

Wisdom to know the difference....How does the Program help you to do this? 

When I pray, I feel that I am not alone, is this important?, Why is it important for the new guy, or the long timer.

Just think the next time you're in a meeting and you're all saying the Serenity Prayer, just take a moment to consider how many of us all over the world are doing the same thing!! Isn't that wild? Something that brings me such joy and a sense of togetherness and Peace🌟