Sunday, November 14, 2010


The passage from this mornings Daily Reflections:

In thinking about our day we may face indecision. We may not be able to determine which course to take. Here we ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision. We relax and take it easy. We don't struggle. (Alcoholics Anonymous, P86)

Funny, how in the past, when confronted with a decision I didn't want to make (any choice regarding life), I would find relaxation in a bottle. Procrastination, avoidance, drunkenness, self-pity, guilt and shame all rolled into one. How I would lock horns with my spouse, she wanting to move on, me full of fear. All I wanted was the darkness that came with passing out. This scene occurred many times in my life.

No longer do I hide in the bottle but I still don't relax and take it easy when it comes to decision time, but it's getting less fearful than it used to be. I can allow myself to make mistakes while unsure of the outcome. Sometimes, I can let go of the reigns and let someone else make the decision and be comfortable with that. Sometimes, I can pray and ask for help. My journey of life has no ending, I do not arrive anywhere. But I grow, being nurtured in the Hands of God, through the wisdom of people all around me. Slowly, simply, subtly, we change.

Take it easy.


An Irish Friend of Bill said...


Nice post, and yes I will take it easy :)

Syd said...

Thank God for those show, subtle and simple changes.