Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Conscious Contact

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for Step 11.  "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for the knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."

"Those of us who have come to make regular use of prayer would no more do without it than we would refuse air, food, or sunshine.  And for the same reason.  When we refuse air, light, or food, the body suffers."

Before I came into the rooms of recovery, I never prayed.  I had no Higher Power to pray to.  It took some conscious effort at first to get into a habit of daily, scheduled contact with my HP. Today, I can't imagine doing without it.  At least, as long as I stay sober.  If I begin drinking again, there will be no room for a HP other than alcohol.  For me, it's one or the other.
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
– Joseph Campbell


Mary Christine said...

It's one or the other for me too.

I get up every morning, brush my teeth, make one cup of coffee, and sit in my prayer chair and pray and meditate for a half hour. Can't imagine not doing that.

Syd said...

I hope that you continue praying.