June 23, 2017 – Readings in Recovery: A Day at a Time

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A Day at a Time
Friday, June 23, 2017
 
Reflection for the Day
Complacency is my enemy, easy to recognize in others but difficult to identify and accept in myself. Complacency simply means being sure we’re right – taking it for granted that we couldn’t possibly be wrong. It means, moreover, judging others by what we think is right. It blocks out understanding and kindness, and seems to justify qualities in ourselves that we’d find wholly intolerable in others.

Do I tend to assume that my views are always correct?

Today I Pray
God, please steer me past complacency, that state of being on dead center. When I am smug, I am no longer a seeker. If I assume I am always right, I am never on guard for my own mistakes, which can run away with me. Keep me teachable. Keep me growing, in heart, mind and spirit.

Today I Will Remember
Complacency stunts growth.

Hazelden Foundation

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