Nothing is easy to the unwilling.
~ Thomas Fuller ~
Just as a person does not “sort of’ get pregnant, or “sort of” get married, we don’t “sort of” do the will of our Higher Power. The Program is one of honesty. Where there were once half-steps, now there are full Steps. We had allowed our disease to dictate the terms of all our relationships. This meant everything had to come second to our addiction. Every action was conditioned on our ability to feed our problem.
Now that we are in recovery, we are asked, “are we willing to go to any lengths?” If we do not answer with a loud “yes,” we set ourselves up for failure. There is no “yeah, but…” when we Follow the Steps and the instructions of our sponsor. There is no reading in between the lines when we practice the principles of our Program.
“Yeah, but…” responses are dangerous for me because they mean I’m not listening or moving forward. When I hear myself say it, I should ask for help in removing the “but.”
©1990 by Anonymous, Published by Hazelden
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