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Meditation of the Month

“One of these defects was perfectionism.[8]  Nearly all of us set impossibly high standards for ourselves and, when we failed to measure up, felt like dismal failures.”

Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous, p. 51.


Before I joined the ABA Fellowship, I didn’t realize how much my perfectionism controlled me.  Doesn’t everybody want to be the best in their studies, at work, at home, as a wife or a mother?  Doesn’t everybody want to be the thinnest person in the room?  I did.  And I couldn’t see how self-centered I was to compare myself to everyone else.

The Twelve Steps brought me to a more spiritually centered place.  I realized my life was unmanageable when I tried to do it my way.  I let go of directing my own life and asked God to take charge.


Thought for the Day

Am I willing to surrender myself to God as I am?


Submitted by L.W.
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