Desperation of Drowning Men

🔥 The Need for Urgency

One of the requirements to work the spiritual program of action is a willingness to go to any lengths…

But how should we go about the work that lies ahead?

“We, in our turn, sought the same escape with all the desperation of drowning men.”

  • The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

The instructions are simple and depict a sense of urgency when engaging the program as a solution to your problem…

A desperate urgency to face and be rid of the pain that is destroying you.

No half-ass effort will change anything…

A deliberate Urgency changes everything…

Here’s the thing…

This disease is unrelenting, it doesn’t care about how long you have been sober…

How many meetings you attend…

How well that chat with your sponsor went…

How diligently you pray every day…

How often you read your literature…

This disease carries on progressing regardless…

All we get is a daily reprieve from our sickness based upon the intensity of our efforts to maintain spiritual health…

This is the hard truth about addiction.

I am more desperate in my efforts to maintain and grow my daily reprieve than ever before…

Anything less is doomed to failure.

Paul

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Sober coach, Author, speaker