"The most important thing now is to reveal the inner temple of the
soul with right thinking and right activity."
Willaru Huayta Quechua
It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and
rest on our laurels. We are headed for trouble if we do, for alcohol is a
subtle foe. We are not cured of alcoholism. What we really have is a daily
reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. Each
day is a day when we must carry the vision of God's will into all
of our activities. "How can I best serve Thee--Thy will be done."
These are thoughts which must go with us constantly. We can exercise
our will power along this line all we wish. It is the proper use of the
Big Book pg. 85
we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the
right thought or action. We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer
running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day "Thy will
be done." We are then in much less danger of excitement, fear, anger,
worry, self-pity, or foolish decisions. We become much more efficient. We
do not tire so easily, for we are not burning up energy foolishly as we
did when we were trying to arrange life to suit
works--it really does.
alcoholics are undisciplined. So we let God discipline us in the simple
way we have just outlined.
But this is not all. There is action and more
"Faith without works is dead."
Big Book pg. 88
Great Mystery help us to live in a good