Daily Reflection Podcast

#168 Surrender and Self-examination (July 17) - Johnny F. (Burke, VA)

July 16, 2021 Michael L. & Lee M. Season 2 Episode 168
Daily Reflection Podcast
#168 Surrender and Self-examination (July 17) - Johnny F. (Burke, VA)
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Daily Reflection Podcast
#168 Surrender and Self-examination (July 17) - Johnny F. (Burke, VA)
Jul 16, 2021 Season 2 Episode 168
Michael L. & Lee M.

Johnny F. shares on today's reflection entitled "Surrender and Self-examination".

SURRENDER AND SELF-EXAMINATION

My stability came out of trying to give, not out of demanding that I receive. Thus I think it can work out with emotional sobriety. If we examine every disturbance we have, great or small, we will find at the root of it some unhealthy dependency and its consequent unhealthy demand. Let us, with God's help, continually surrender these hobbling demands. Then we can be set free to live and love; we may then be able to Twelfth Step ourselves and others into emotional sobriety.

THE LANGUAGE OF THE HEART, p. 238

Years of dependency on alcohol as a chemical mood-changer deprived me of the capability to interact emotionally with my fellows. I thought I had to be self-sufficient, self-reliant, and self-motivated in a world of unreliable people. Finally I lost my self-respect and was left with dependency, lacking any ability to trust myself or to believe in anything. Surrender and self-examination while sharing with newcomers helped me to ask humbly for help.

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Show Notes

Johnny F. shares on today's reflection entitled "Surrender and Self-examination".

SURRENDER AND SELF-EXAMINATION

My stability came out of trying to give, not out of demanding that I receive. Thus I think it can work out with emotional sobriety. If we examine every disturbance we have, great or small, we will find at the root of it some unhealthy dependency and its consequent unhealthy demand. Let us, with God's help, continually surrender these hobbling demands. Then we can be set free to live and love; we may then be able to Twelfth Step ourselves and others into emotional sobriety.

THE LANGUAGE OF THE HEART, p. 238

Years of dependency on alcohol as a chemical mood-changer deprived me of the capability to interact emotionally with my fellows. I thought I had to be self-sufficient, self-reliant, and self-motivated in a world of unreliable people. Finally I lost my self-respect and was left with dependency, lacking any ability to trust myself or to believe in anything. Surrender and self-examination while sharing with newcomers helped me to ask humbly for help.

Need the Daily Reflection Book?

Visit our web site

Read about Recovery on our Blog

Visit our Facebook Group

Follow us on Twitter

Support the Podcast:

- On Patreon: https://patreon.com/dailyreflection

- On PayPal: https://paypal.me/dailyreflection


If you’re struggling with alcohol or addiction, or wondering how to stop drinking it’s helpful to know that there’s a solution that has worked for millions of people. The Daily Reflection Podcast provides hope, and inspiration through the shared experiences of people that have found a way out.