Cause and Effect

🔥Cause and Effect

Upon entry into the rooms I thought all I had to do was overcome my abnormal physical reaction to alcohol…

This abnormal reaction was just a symptom to a much bigger problem…

And that problem is I have a very abnormal mental and emotional reaction to life…

It takes the Big Book 62 pages to point out our fundamental problem…

Selfishness-self-centeredness driven by 100 forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking and self-pity…

This we discover is the root of our troubles.

So my problem was not vodka after all…

I had gone through life being driven…

The word driven implies you have no choice…

Choice has nothing to do with it when you are being driven…

If you think you have any kind of choice over the path of your actions in a state of being driven you are wrong…

When you are being driven you have no choice…

And what usually happens?…

You step on the toes of others and they retaliate…

You get sore about this and remain sore…

If I remain sore for too long, I will drink vodka…

No doubt about it.

The 3 Step four inventories clearly show us the cause and effect of being driven by fear, self-delusion, self-seeking and self pity. As a result of identifying the cause and effect of being driven, the exact nature of our wrongs can by seen as clear as day…

We admit the exact nature of our wrongs to ourselves, to God and to another person…

We then take the causes…our defects of character to God for removal in steps 6 and 7…

We then make good on the exact nature of our wrongs to others in step 9…

And enter the world of the spirit in ste 10…

The world of reality not the world of self-delusion.

By my count the principles of moral intervention and willingness to believe are the only effective methods to defeat the root of our problem…selfishness-self-centeredness.

The question is:

Are you still the driven?…

Or are you the driver…

The driver guided and navigated by God’s directive.

Paul

Published by pnobes65p

Sober coach, Author, speaker