Daily Reflection Podcast

Victory of Surrender - (Jan. 6th) - Chris P. (Reston, VA)

January 05, 2022 Michael L. & Lee M. Season 3 Episode 5
Daily Reflection Podcast
Victory of Surrender - (Jan. 6th) - Chris P. (Reston, VA)
Show Notes

This episode originally aired on January 6, 2021

Chris got sober at the age of 16 and credits the victory of surrender for the grace to move forward and rebuild his life. He's built a wonderful life based on the firm bedrock of personal powerlessness.

Sunlight of the Spirit - https://aavirginia.org/meetings/sunlight-of-the-spirit-4/


We perceive that only through utter defeat are we able to take our first steps toward liberation and strength. Our admissions of personal powerlessness finally turn out to be firm bedrock upon which happy and purposeful lives may be built


When alcohol influenced every facet of my life, when bottles became the symbol of all my self-indulgence and permissiveness when I came to realize that, by myself, I could do nothing to overcome the power of alcohol, I realized I had no recourse except surrender. In surrender, I found victory—victory over my selfish self-indulgence, victory over my stubborn resistance to life as it was given to me. When I stopped fighting anybody or anything, I started on the path to sobriety, serenity, and peace.

From the book Daily Reflections
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