This episode originally aired on January 3rd, 2021
Today, Dom F from Reston, VA joins us to talk about Powerlessness; how powerlessness works in his program of recovery and he stays sober, one day at a time.
Check out Dom's meetings at https://aavirginia.org/meetings/the-sunlight-of-the-spirit-group/
January 3 - Powerless
We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 21
It is no coincidence that the very first Step mentions powerlessness: An admission of personal powerlessness over alcohol is a cornerstone of the foundation of recovery. I've learned that I do not have the power and control I once thought I had. I am powerless over what people think about me. I am powerless over having just missed the bus. I am powerless over how other people work (or don't work) the Steps. But I've also learned I am not powerless over some things. I am not powerless over my attitudes. I am not powerless over negativity. I am not powerless over assuming responsibility for my own recovery. I have the power to exert a positive influence on myself, my loved ones, and the world in which I live.
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