Friday, June 10, 2011

Continued to take personal inventory ...

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for this writing from Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 90.

"It is a spiritual axiom that every time we are disturbed, no matter what the cause, there is something wrong with us. If somebody hurts us and we are sore, we are in the wrong also. But are there no exceptions to this rule? What about 'justifiable' anger? If somebody cheats us, aren't we entitled to be mad? Can't we be properly angry with self-righteous folk? For us of A.A. these are dangerous exceptions. We have found that justified anger ought to be left to those better qualified to handle it."

I was reading this with a sponsee yesterday and realized that I had better take a look at myself and my relationship with my partner. I've been a little angry and resentful with him this week. And I haven't been practicing what I preach.

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke


Todd HellsKitchen said...

Have a great weekend, Dave!

Syd said...

Yes, I know just what you are writing about here.

ScottF said...

ouch... the miracle contained in working with another AA reveals itself again...

good stuff Daavid!