Recovery Meditations ~ Step Eleven ~ One Day at a Time ~ May 18, 2011


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"Be like the bird that, passing on her

flight awhile on boughs too slight,

feels them give way beneath her, and yet

sings, knowing that she hath wings. "

Victor Hugo

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Step eleven tells us to seek "through

prayer and meditation to improve our

conscious contact with God as we

understand Him, praying only for

knowledge of His will for us and the

power to carry that out." For me, that

is a daily, some times, minute by minute

task. As a food addict and compulsive

overeater I face temptation daily and

need to be in fit spiritual condition to

resist. I do this by making a daily

conscious contact with the God of my

understanding. Then I am connected when

I need the fox hole prayers like, "Help

me!" or "I’m in trouble!"

Step eleven for me is a spiritual

discipline to be practiced daily. I do

not do that perfectly, but I aspire to

connect daily with my God. As I connect

I pray for His will for my life and the

power to carry that out. It is easy to

get selfish with my prayers and step

eleven helps me with this. There are

certain things that I know are His will,

such as attending meetings, talking to

my sponsor, using the tools and staying

connected to my God. If I am unsure, I

pray for God’s will and leave the rest

to Him.


I will maintain a fit spiritual

condition by connecting with the God of

my understanding.