March 5, 2017 – Readings in Recovery: The Eye Opener

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The Eye Opener
Sunday, March 5, 2017
 
One day we were practicing alcoholics, then in 24 hours we were on the Program – arrested cases.

Was it because one day we were weak and spineless and the next day we had completely reversed our character?

No, the Power had been there all the time, but we had never before tapped it. Our best-intentioned friends had advised us to use our Willpower, not realizing that it was the stubbornness of our Willpower that made us persist in our drinking.

It takes a person of great will to continuously defy the pleas and threats of our combined worlds. No, it wasn’t Willpower we lacked; it was Won’t Power. We Won’t take that first drink.

Hazelden Foundation

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