Thursday 23rd of February 2017
One Page Each Day
The suggested daily reading on these pages represent the efforts of many Nar-Anon members who have shared their experience, strength and hope. The purpose of this writing is to carry the message of Nar-Anon recovery to those who suffer the effects of another's addiction. Sometimes the writing happened individually and other times in groups or at an area or regional writing workshop.The contributers are sharing straight from their hearts and inkeeeping with tradition, remain anonymous.
Nar-Anon SESH (Sharing Experience, Strength & Hope)
Nar-Anon members sharing their experience, strength and hope. This daily reader carries the message of Nar-Anon recovery for those who suffer from the effects of another’s addiction.
This 382 page book is available via our office. Due to the fluctuating Rand/Dollar exchange rate, the price is available on request. We will post to any address in South Africa. Simply SMS the word “SESH” inclusive your name and telephone number to - 081 354 1495.
Our Literature Department will process your request, make contact with the necessary payment details and arrange for delivery to the address of your choice.
Daily Reading for February 23
KEEP AN OPEN MIND
One of my favorite lines in the Nar-Anon Blue Booklet is “keep an open mind… you will soon feel very much a part of the group.” When I first came to Nar-Anon, I had strong opinions on what the addict in my life should and should not be doing. I also firmly believed that I could make him stop using. I was convinced that if I could say that one word or convey that one thought, the addict would see how much his using was hurting our family, himself and me.Fortunately, I kept an open mind and continued attending meetings. By listening and sharing in meetings, I soon discovered that my obsession with the addict was keeping me from my recovery and growth. I was so focused on the addict that I was neglecting me.An open mind enabled me to change my focus. I learned about the disease of addiction and the tools of the program. This knowledge helped me to determine what my responsibility is. Most importantly, I learned what I can change, with the help of a Higher Power, and what I cannot.
Thought for Today: Today, I stay focused on my recovery by going to meetings. I try to live every day in a manner that will make a difference. I pray with an open mind for guidance, wisdom, and the ability to release the addict with love. Today, I know that it is the best thing I can do.
“Your mind is like a parachute. It only works if it is open.” ~Anthony J. D’Angelo
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