April 16, 2017 – Readings in Recovery: A Day at a Time

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A Day at a Time

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Reflection for the Day

I once heard it said that “the mind is the slayer of the real.”  Looking back at the insanity of those days when I was actively addicted, I know precisely what that phrase means. One of The Program’s important fringe benefits for me today is an increasing awareness of the world around me, so I can see and enjoy reality. This alone helps diminish the difficulties I so often magnify, creating my own misery in the process. 

Am I acquiring the sense of reality which is absolutely essential to serenity? 

Today I Pray

May I be revived by a sharpened sense of reality, excited to see – for the first time since the blur of my worst moments – the wonders and opportunities in my world. Emerging from the don’t-care haze of addiction, I see objects and faces coming into focus again, colors brightening. May I take delight in this new-found brightness. 

Today I Will Remember

To focus on my realities. 

Hazelden Foundation


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