Robert wrote:It's easier staying sober than getting sober, again my opinion...and my experience.
Ditto, Robert! You're not alone with that opinion and experience.
And, staying sober is not difficult -- if I continue to do the things that have been keeping me sober!
Sometimes, it can become so easy -- that I'll be tempted to settle for sobriety as being my ultimate objective. Yet, sobriety, for me, is but the first step that is necessary to achieve any objective that's good for me.
I know that sobriety is a given for me. I have to do that. What about my desire of moving beyond sobriety -- to becoming more effective, useful, and understanding?
Big Book pg 82 wrote:We feel a man is unthinking when he says that sobriety is enough.
Big Book pg 84 wrote:We have entered the world of the Spirit. Our next function is to grow in understanding and effectiveness.
If I want my life to continue to get better and better and better -- I have to continue moving towards living beyond sobriety.
What I discovered was: I can move my life beyond sobriety by using the very same tools that I learned to use -- and must use -- to achieve and maintain my sobriety!
I simply take those tools to the next level.