Here’s an excerpt on Humility from the book: “Living the 12 Steps of Recovery – On Day at a Time – As It Was in the Beginning”. An award winning classical revival of 12 Step Spirituality with original inspirational pencil drawings.
Certain Values Bring Results
We ought to make honesty, tolerance, respect of our fellow man, and
the love of a merciful God the basis of our daily living. It wonâ€™t be
easy and may well take some time. Having learned that if we insist itâ€™s
possible to live solely by our own personal strength and intellect, a
working faith in our Higher Power is unachievable under those terms.
True, we will sense fear and humiliation in this self-enforced effort
to learn the concept of humility, yet weâ€™ll make a mistake if we think
it is little more than a condition of miserable dejection. Seeking Godâ€™s
will is the right perspective, and weâ€™ll need the basic ingredient of humility.
Working toward it, we humble ourselves in a request for guidance:
the knowledge of choices aligning our will with the direction
our Higher Power would see us follow. Rebellion will no longer dog
our every step. Character building will take precedence over material
comfort. These attitudes will afford us a better chance for the removal
of one of our character defects: that of a prideful aim. Weâ€™ll find these
new values will bring us our desired results.
Reduced to its proper height, our self-image will enable us to see
humility as the avenue on which the human spirit may finally reach
freedom. Having seen how pride goes before the fall, we recall how
we lived by it in our active alcoholism. As we were dishonest with
ourselves and those who loved us in our deceptive denial of what had
become normal, we were intolerant of the actual truth we now face.