In my end is my beginning.
~ T.S. Eliot ~
Don’t just Quit, surrender! We now know there is a big difference. Most of us quit a thousand times. We bet all we had on our ability to just say no. Each morning, with a swollen head, we made our pledge to quit. Then as the sun began to go down, the memory of the quitting faded away, and we were again deep into our addiction. The rock-solid purpose we had in the morning had utterly dissolved in the evening.
We couldn’t quit because we were out of control and living in denial. Our only hope was in surrendering to our powerlessness and admitting that we could not will this monkey away. What came before surrender was the acknowledgment that there was someone to whom we were surrendering. We did not need to worry about naming the force or the Power that was in control.
I needed only to surrender and let go of the will that tormented me on a daily basis. The answer came in my act of surrender.
©1990 by Anonymous, Published by Hazelden
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