Just for Today

Daily meditation from September 27st as an audio file:

27 September
Get back on your feet
27 September
>> There is something in our self-destructive personality that screams failure. <
Basic Text, p. 98

"Poor me, I feel so bad! Look at me, my life is such a mess! I've failed and no matter how hard I try, things keep going wrong." Many of us came to NA singing this sad refrain.

Life isn't like that anymore. It's true: sometimes we stumble, sometimes we even fall. Sometimes we feel like we can't move forward in our lives no matter how hard we try. But the truth is, with the help of other recovering addicts in NA, we can find a hand to lift us up, dust us off, and help us start all over again. This is the new refrain in our lives today

. We no longer say "I'm a failure and I'm not achieving anything." Usually it sounds more like "Damn! I've stumbled over the same stone again on the road of life. But soon I'll slow down or even walk around it." Until then, we may still fall down from time to time, but we have learned that there is always a helping hand to help us get back on our feet.
Only for today: When I start to think of myself as a failure, I will remind myself that there is a way to move forward. I will accept NA's encouragement and support.

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