I can accept the fact that I am hungry.
If I don't eat -- after a few days, the hunger will go away.
Then, after that, if I don't eat -- I will die.
I can accept the fact that I am thirsty.
If I don't drink water -- the thirst will NOT go away.
Then, after that, -- I will die.
IF I WANT to die -- yes, there may be some peace in my hunger & thirst that I accept.
But, I don't want to die.
I can accept the fact that I am alcoholic.
If I do nothing about it, regardless if I am drinking or sober --
my alcohol-ism will kill me.
I don't want to let something kill me -- when there is something I can do about it.
I want to live. I want to be sober. I want to be happy and at peace and comfortable -- while sober. I want a reasonably good life. I want to be sane.
When I say "Sobriety" it means MORE than just physically sober.
Physically sober -- I have a choice, today:
1. I can live and die a miserable death, physically sober.
2. I can live a good life, a happy and useful life -- physically sober.
The choice is up to me. I accept that.
What will my choice be? #2.
I already know, based upon my factual history and experience -- that for me: Being physically sober, and going to hundreds of AA meetings -- will not give me #2.
I already know, based upon my factual history and experience -- that for me: that to have #2, requires me to do something other than -- just being physically sober and going to AA meetings.
Going to meetings will not fix me. I've tried that before. It may fix "other types" of alcoholics. I don't doubt this. But, I am of a type, that meetings will not do it for me. I have to do something more than meetings.
I could not be at peace, with accepting that I have alcohol-ism -- and not do something about it. I could not be at peace, with accepting that I had cancer -- and not do something about it.