JUNE 11 Reflection for the Day
Guilt is a cunning weapon in the armory of the compulsive gambler. We can use the weapon against ourselves in many subtle ways; it can be deftly wielded, for example, in an attempt to convince us that the Gamblers Anonymous Program doesn’t really work. I have to protect myself constantly against guilt and self-accusations concerning my past. If necessary, I must constantly “re-forgive” myself, accepting myself as a mixture of good as well as bad.
Am I striving for spiritual progress? Or will I settle for nothing less than the human impossibility of spiritual perfection?
Today I Pray
May I look inside myself now and then for any slow-burning, leftover guilt that can, when I’m unwary, damage my purpose. May I stop kicking myself and pointing out my own imperfections – all those lesser qualities which detract from the ideal and “perfect” me. May I no longer try to be unreachably, inhumanly perfect, but just spiritually whole.
Today I Will Remember
I am human – part good, part not-so-good.