Serenity Seeker wrote:I pick up that first drink only because I am an alcoholic
Dallas wrote:Thanks for your post!Serenity Seeker wrote:I pick up that first drink only because I am an alcoholic
And, that's the WHOLE truth for each and everyone of us alcoholics!
It's real easy for alkies to run the mind games of: I drank because of this, or that... For reasons good or bad... There is only ONE reason that we drink... and that is: because we ARE alcoholic. We are living, walking, breathing -- alcohol magnets! That's why for me, regardless of what Step I'm on -- I MUST ALWAYS daily be practicing Step 1.
For fear: There is a little formula that I use to get rid of fear, that's found on pg 68 of the Big Book. It's part of the Fourth Step on Fear, but it still works for many people that have not gotten to Step Four yet, or... those that have taken the Steps, and have fallen back into fear.
It's basically this: (read it on pg 68)
1. Ask God to remove the fear. (Be sure to name what the fear is).
2. Direct your mind to thinking about something that God would want you to do. It can be something totally unrelated to the fear... the principle is: to "direct your thoughts on something else."
3. AT ONCE... immediately, you'll start to grow out of the fear. IF you don't IMMEDIATELY begin to grow out of the fear... re-read it, and re-do it, because you left something out if you do not get results "at once."
I use this tool often and I KNOW that it really does work.
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