“A.A. has taught me that I will have peace of mind in exact proportion to the peace of mind I bring into the lives of the other people…” — AA, Freedom from Bondage
So the next logical question would be: “Am I bringing peace into the lives of my family, friends and others, or am I bringing chaos, drama?” Each morning I read from books about finding peace, gratitude and love, and sharing it with others. I pray and meditate, calming my mind and centering my purpose, which is to love myself and others. So do I always bring peace? Not at all, sometimes I bring drama, usually when I’m not doing my daily rituals. But by living each day in a way that allows me to be an instrument of God’s peace, and then actually bringing peace into the lives of those I touch, ILML!
Spot on. The first thing that gets in the way of sobriety, is the last thing you remember as you stumble off the path.
You said it!