Sanity

🔈Message For The Day

The Basic Requirements For Sanity

Sanity – To see and report things a they are. Seeing things accurately and reporting them truthfully.

The 2 basic requirements to be restored to sanity are honesty and taking responsibility.

Honesty is heavily emphasized in the Big Book for a reason…

The common language of the chronic relapser is dishonesty and lack of responsibility in their lives…

By chronic relapser I mean those who are Sober but live in and out of anxiety, are discontent and constantly in collision with their fellow human beings.

Until a persistent effort is made to stop lying to yourself and others, sanity will NOT prevail over your life.

Lying clouds my truth and instantly impairs my relationship with God and my fellow humans.

LYING ABOUT ANYTHING, CORRODS THE ABILITY TO SEE TRUTH ABOUT EVERYTHING.

Dishonestly in one part of your life WILL cause damage in other areas of your life.

This was a huge part of my lack of recovery for years!

But how do we achieve rigorous honesty…

By living openly and responsibly…

Ask yourself this question…

What is my current dishonesty?

In other words what parts of your life are you processing through your thoughts and feelings and not processing them through the facts…the truth of your reality…

Are you still making decisions in your life that are better left up to God…

By that I mean are those decisions based upon how you feel about the issue? or the facts..the truth about that issue?

Here’s a fact…

Being honest can feel very uncomfortable at times…

One of our basic flaws is to seek comfort…

Dishonesty can be very comforting at the time…

Think about that for a while…

Then ask yourself again…what is my current dishonesty?

Share this with someone who may need it now.

Paul

Published by pnobes65p

Sober coach, Author, speaker