January 28, 2009

We Pause ... And Ask

As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful and ask for the right thought or action.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 87

Today I humbly ask my Higher Power for the grace to find the space between my impulse and my action; to let flow a cooling breeze when I would respond with heat; to interrupt fierceness with gentle peace; to accept the moment which allows judgment to become discernment; to defer to silence when my tongue would rush to attack or defend.

I promise to watch for every opportunity to turn toward my Higher Power for guidance. I know where this power is: it resides within me, as clear as a mountain brook, hidden in the hills -- it is the unsuspected Inner Resource.I thank my Higher Power for this world of light and truth I see when I allow it to direct my vision. I trust it today and hope it trusts me to make all effort to find the right thought or action today.

Copyright 1990 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS WORLD SERVICES, INC. Daily Reflection

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Although I am 15 years sober I struggle with the compulsion to over eat.......... and so today I ask for the "grace to find the space between my impulse and my action"

Thanks

david said...

hi there overeater
try joining overeaters anaonmyous
www.oa.org

look at the 90 day phone meetings on the net