“We, through our deeds and words, our silence and speech, are constantly writing in the Book of Life. Light has come into the world, and every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgment. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” — Martin Luther King from his “Strength to Love”
It’s words like these, that speak the universal truth of love and spirituality. Whether we have faith in a own, personal understanding of higher power, or a God associated with a religion, there is no denying that our thoughts, words and actions are what make us who we are today.
King speaks of destructive selfishness, of which I used to partake in most days of my life, and the result was a profound dislike of the state of the world, those around me, and myself. In the Program I learned that altruism, selflessly helping others, was the path to peace, love, abundance, and a new life. By making the practices of the program, a priority, I’ve turned my life around.
Today I celebrate the 36th year of sobriety; that’s truly a miracle and a joy. I owe the program, and everyone in it, this new, wonderful me. I love so many others, I love myself, and… ILML!