Saturday, March 25, 2006

FEAR

The chief activator of our defects has been self-centered fear -- primarily fear that we would lose something we already possessed or would fail to get something we demanded. Living upon a basis of unsatisfied demands, we were in a state of continual disturbance and frustration. Therefore, no peace was to be had unless we could find a means of reducing these demands.

TWELVE STEPS and TWELVE TRADITIONS, page 76

7 comments:

Mary Christine said...

The AA way of life is almost like living without instincts for survival. And yet not only surviving, but thriving.

Scott said...

No Question that FEAR is THE NUGGET of my sickness! It's at the root of everything that was ever a mess in my life! No doubt about it! Thanks for the reminder!

Trudging said...

Fear is huge for me

lash505 said...

Fear is why we drink.

Shannon said...

I love that passage and for me, every single time I boil it down, it awlays comes down to fear and self...
the good news when I get there and know what it is, I can then begin

thanks Daave

Scott W said...

Stop talking about me!

Tab said...

Fear helps keep me on my toes.
Its a good warning siren and I am so grateful I heard it loud and clear one morning as I looked into the mirror just over ten years ago.
It was the day I frantically found the courage I needed to change my life around.
Thanks for sharing~