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Contribute to the Daily Meditations Book!  The Literature Committee still needs several hundred submissions to begin work on this book.  Here are the guidelines for creating and sending in your work: Guidelines.

In the meantime, we are editing and posting 1 meditation per month to inspire you in your recovery. **As of November 1st, 2017 this project is on hiatus until the Second Edition of the ABA book has been published. Thank you for your understanding.  

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Meditation of the Month

“Will” represents “…the mental powers manifested as wishing, choosing, desiring, or intending; a disposition to act according to principles or ends; power of controlling one’s own actions….”*

*By permission. From Merriam-Webster’s Desk Dictionary ©1995 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated, at

Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous, p. 97.

I have heard it said that my “will” is my mind. Step 3 is about making a decision to turn my will – my mind – over to the care of a God of my own understanding. I used to be baffled about how to do that. Later it dawned on me that when I turn something over to a human being I tell them what’s on my mind. In the same way when I turn something over to the care of God I tell God what’s on my mind. All of it, holding back nothing.

The main way I practice this is through journaling. I let it all out and write down what is on my mind. Then I give it to God. As a symbol of letting go I sometimes send an email to a separate address that I use for recovery.

As I take the time to write out what I am holding inside, my intimacy with God and self increases. This practice has made me realize that God and I are not as far apart as I thought we were. We are as close as an email.


Thought for the Day:

For today am I willing to choose for myself whether to let a God of my own understanding into my mind or not?


Submitted by SKB.
Copyright © 2017 by Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous


For previous months’ meditations please go to the archives page.


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To the fellowship,

During this time of COVID-19 things are rapidly changing. We trust that everyone is taking good care and that each meeting is making autonomous decisions regarding how to keep everyone safe. Some live meetings have gone online and others have closed temporarily. If you have a change to your meeting such as a temporary closure, please email the office so that we can update the website.

If you are meeting live, then you may, as a group, decide not to hold hands at the end in prayer but instead to just pray next to each other. Feel free to take the actions that fit for you and your group and remember that we need to keep ourselves healthy and we also need to keep others that might be more vulnerable safe as well.

We have been told that due to closures of institutions that there is an increased demand for the services of Zoom rooms. Due to that, the Zoom system has been quite busy and there have been some connection issues with our virtual meetings. Therefore, we have instituted a back up system to connect for the AGM in case we run into problems. Please see the website for details on that.

Also, know that orders that come into the office may take longer than usual as we face the slowing down of services. We ask for your patience with this.

Remember to use all of our tools to connect with each other while taking precautions. Use your phone and email to stay connected as we all may need increased support in that way during this turbulent time. We can pray and meditate to stay grounded as well.

Be well everyone.

Amy G on behalf of the GSA Board of Directors