Literature

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  • Meditation Book
    • A long-term project to create a daily reader of ABA program reflections.
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Here are the latest “Daily Meditation” to inspire you in your recovery. You can also look through the archives to find older submissions.

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Meditation

“As light finally dawned we accepted our flaws—our self-centeredness, our dishonesty, our illusion of control, our fears, our perfectionism and arrogance and judgmentalism. […] We surrendered to reality as it is, ceased to wish it were different, and finished grieving over it. Put in slightly different terms, we forgave ourselves for our character defects. Self-hatred, our most pervasive character defect, evaporated in that moment of self-forgiveness. We had finally let God remove it.“

Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous, p. 106.

Throughout my life, I have wanted to change myself. I was never satisfied with my being just the way I was. Once I entered ABA and began to work the Steps, this reality gradually changed. After working Steps six and seven, I finally began to accept myself, with both character defects and character assets. In other words, I started to experience self-love. Since then, this sense of serenity has rarely left me. With the help of a Higher Power in my life and the tools of the Program, I finally see that I am perfectly imperfect, and I have become okay with that.

Thought for the Day:

Today, I will let go of any thoughts and wishes for perfection. I will allow myself to be okay with me just the way I am. It is with God’s grace that I am able to do this and for that I am eternally grateful.

Submitted by A.
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