Recovery Meditations ~ Commitment ~ One Day At A Time ~ March 19, 2011


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Shallow men believe in luck ~

Strong men believe in cause and effect.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Abstinence did not happen for me until I

made a commitment to it. I realized that

I would have abstinence until something

was a bit too uncomfortable for me to

face or feel. Then I would have a

slip. So it became a game for me. Was

this event or circumstance enough to

justify another slip? Sure, why not?

That's the nature of the

disease. Everything and anything was an

excuse to eat.

It wasn't until I made a commitment to

abstinence that I was forced to find my

solutions in the Twelve Steps and really

let go of my addiction. I'm grateful to

my Higher Power that I hit the bottom I

did. By accepting the truth about myself

and my food addiction, I am now free to

live in the solution.


I will renew my commitment by receiving the gift of abstinence and practicing my program to the best of my ability.