MARCH 9 Reflection for the Day
We learn in Gamblers Anonymous that, as we grow spiritually, we find that our old attitudes towards our instinctual drives need to undergo drastic revisions. Our demands for emotional security and wealth, for personal prestige and power, all have to be tempered and redirected. We learn that the full satisfaction of these demands cannot be the sole end and aim of our lives. But when we’re willing to place spiritual growth first – then, and only then, do we have a real chance to grow in healthy awareness and mature love.
Am I willing to put spiritual growth first?
Today I Pray
May my development as a spiritual person temper my habitual hankerings for material security. May I understand that the only real security in life is spiritual. If I have faith in my Higher Power, these revisions in my attitudes will follow. May I grow first in spiritual awareness.
Today I Will Remember
Value the life of the spirit.
March 10 Reflection for the Day
“We must be true inside, true to ourselves, before we know a truth that is outside us… We make ourselves true inside by manifesting the truth as we see it,” wrote Thomas Merton in No Man Is an Island. Since much of my recovery is based on spiritual progress, it is essential that I start by creating within me a small area of absolute truth and love where God can become rooted. As I expand that area of truth and love, God will grow within me. When I came to Gamblers Anonymous, my spiritual life was at an all time low.
At least for today, will I not allow my compulsions to come between me and my inner truth?
Today I Pray
May I recognize the difference between my feeling today of God within me and the emptiness that existed when I was gambling. Help me understand that only by continuously seeking and facing the truths about myself will my spiritual recovery progress.
Today I will Remember
Truth within lets God come in.