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The Daily Reflection Podcast delivers hope, and inspiration through interviews with members of the recovery community through the lens of the Daily Reflection book. Each day, we ask a person in recovery to read the Daily Reflection for the day, and share how this relates to their program of recovery. The result is that we learn through their experience how they manage to get and stay sober. We are not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous or any recovery program.

Daily Reflection Podcast Michael L. & Lee M.

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The Daily Reflection Podcast delivers hope, and inspiration through interviews with members of the recovery community through the lens of the Daily Reflection book. Each day, we ask a person in recovery to read the Daily Reflection for the day, and share how this relates to their program of recovery. The result is that we learn through their experience how they manage to get and stay sober. We are not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous or any recovery program.

    #154 Fear and Faith (June 21) - Tom R. (Doylestown, PA)

    #154 Fear and Faith (June 21) - Tom R. (Doylestown, PA)

    Tom R. from Doylestown, PA shares on the concepts of Fear and Faith.

    FEAR AND FAITH
    The achievement of freedom from fear is a lifetime undertaking, one that can never be wholly completed. When under heavy attack, acute illness, or in other conditions of serious insecurity, we shall all react to this emotion — well or badly, as the case may be. Only the self-deceived will claim perfect freedom from fear.
    — AS BILL SEES IT, p. 263
    Fear has caused suffering when I could have had more faith. There are times when fear suddenly tears me apart, just when I'm experiencing feelings of joy, happiness and a lightness of heart. Faith — and a feeling of self-worth toward a Higher Power — helps me endure tragedy and ecstasy. When I choose to give all of my fears over to my Higher Power, I will be free.

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    If you’re struggling with alcohol or addiction, or wondering how to stop drinking it’s helpful to know that there’s a solution that has worked for millions of people. The Daily Reflection Podcast provides hope, and inspiration through the shared experiences of people that have found a way out. 

    • 33 min
    #153 Release From Fear (June 20) - Richard K. (Raleigh, NC)

    #153 Release From Fear (June 20) - Richard K. (Raleigh, NC)

    RELEASE FROM FEAR
    The problem of resolving fear has two aspects. We shall have to try for all the freedom from fear that is possible for us to attain. Then we shall need to find both the courage and grace to deal constructively with whatever fears remain.
    AS BILL SEES IT, p. 61
    Most of my decisions were based on fear. Alcohol made life easier to face, but the time came when alcohol was no longer an alternative to fear. One of the greatest gifts in A.A. for me has been the courage to take action, which I can do with God's help. After five years of sobriety I had to deal with a heavy dose of fear. God put the people in my life to help me do that and, through my working the Twelve Steps, I am becoming the whole person I wish to be and, for that, I am deeply grateful.

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    If you’re struggling with alcohol or addiction, or wondering how to stop drinking it’s helpful to know that there’s a solution that has worked for millions of people. The Daily Reflection Podcast provides hope, and inspiration through the shared experiences of people that have found a way out. 

    • 22 min
    #152 A FELLOWSHIP OF FREEDOM (June 18) - Kirsten O (Pilesgrove Township, NJ)

    #152 A FELLOWSHIP OF FREEDOM (June 18) - Kirsten O (Pilesgrove Township, NJ)

    Kirsten O. shares on the daily reflection entitled "A Fellowship of Freedom".

    A FELLOWSHIP OF FREEDOM
    . . . if only men were granted absolute liberty, and were compelled to obey no one, they would then voluntarily associate themselves in the common interest
    AS BILL SEES IT, p. 50
    When I no longer live under the dictates of another or of alcohol, I live in a new freedom. When I release the past and all the excess baggage I have carried for so very long, I come to know freedom. I have been introduced into a life and a fellowship of freedom. The Steps are a "recommended" way of finding a new life, there are no commands or dictates in A.A. I am free to serve from desire rather than decree. There is the understanding that I will benefit from the growth of other members and I take what I learn and bring it back to the group. The "common welfare" finds room to grow in the society of personal freedom.

    Need the Daily Reflection Book?
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    Support the Podcast:
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    If you’re struggling with alcohol or addiction, or wondering how to stop drinking it’s helpful to know that there’s a solution that has worked for millions of people. The Daily Reflection Podcast provides hope, and inspiration through the shared experiences of people that have found a way out. 

    • 30 min
    #151 Open-Mindedness (June 16) - Owen McCafferty (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)

    #151 Open-Mindedness (June 16) - Owen McCafferty (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)

    Owen McCafferty shares his inspirational experience on the concept of Open-mindedness in recovery. 

    OPEN-MINDEDNESS
    We have found that God does not make too hard terms with those who seek Him. To us, the realm of spirit is broad, roomy, all inclusive, never exclusive or forbidding to those who earnestly seek. It is open, we believe, to all men.
    AS BILL SEES IT, p. 7
    Open-mindedness to concepts of a Higher Power can open doors to the spirit. Often I find the human spirit in various dogmas and faiths. I can be spiritual in the sharing of myself. The sharing of self joins me to the human race and brings me closer to God, as I understand Him.

    Need the Daily Reflection Book?
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    Support the Podcast:
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    If you’re struggling with alcohol or addiction, or wondering how to stop drinking it’s helpful to know that there’s a solution that has worked for millions of people. The Daily Reflection Podcast provides hope, and inspiration through the shared experiences of people that have found a way out. 

    • 36 min
    #150 When the Going Gets Rough (June 14) - Christine K (Fairfax, VA)

    #150 When the Going Gets Rough (June 14) - Christine K (Fairfax, VA)

    Christine K. from Fairfax, VA shares on today's Daily Reflection entitled When the Going Gets Rough.

    WHEN THE GOING GETS ROUGH
    It is a design for living that works in rough going.
    — ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 15
    When I came to A.A., I realized that A.A. worked wonderfully to help keep me sober. But could it work on real life problems, not concerned with drinking? I had my doubts. After being sober for more than two years I got my answer. I lost my job, developed physical problems, my diabetic father lost a leg, and someone I loved left me for another — and all of this happened during a two-week period. Reality crashed in, yet A.A. was there to support, comfort, and strengthen me. The principles I had learned during my early days of sobriety became a mainstay of my life, for not only did I come through, but I never stopped being able to help newcomers. A.A. taught me not to be overwhelmed, but rather to accept and understand my life as it unfolded.

    Need the Daily Reflection Book?
    Visit our web site
    Read about Recovery on our Blog
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    Support the Podcast:
    - On Patreon: https://patreon.com/dailyreflection
    - On PayPal: https://paypal.me/dailyreflection
    If you’re struggling with alcohol or addiction, or wondering how to stop drinking it’s helpful to know that there’s a solution that has worked for millions of people. The Daily Reflection Podcast provides hope, and inspiration through the shared experiences of people that have found a way out. 

    • 27 min
    #149 - LIVING OUR AMENDS (June 13) - Randall Patten (Carlsbad, CA)

    #149 - LIVING OUR AMENDS (June 13) - Randall Patten (Carlsbad, CA)

    Randal Patten from Carlsbad, CA shares his experience around Living our Amends.

    LIVING OUR AMENDS
    "Years of living with an alcoholic is almost sure to make any wife or child neurotic. The entire family is, to some extent, ill."
    — ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 122
    It is important for me to realize that, as an alcoholic, I not only hurt myself, but also those around me. Making amends to my family, and to the families of alcoholics still suffering, will always be important. Understanding the havoc I created and trying to repair the destruction, will be a lifelong endeavor. The example of my sobriety may give others hope, and faith to help themselves.

    Need the Daily Reflection Book?
    Visit our web site
    Read about Recovery on our Blog
    Visit our Facebook Group
    Follow us on Twitter
    Support the Podcast:
    - On Patreon: https://patreon.com/dailyreflection
    - On PayPal: https://paypal.me/dailyreflection
    If you’re struggling with alcohol or addiction, or wondering how to stop drinking it’s helpful to know that there’s a solution that has worked for millions of people. The Daily Reflection Podcast provides hope, and inspiration through the shared experiences of people that have found a way out. 

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Comte d'Anjou ,

Inspired, inspiring, inspirational

Mike and Lee have created a great way to meditate on the daily reflection via a diverse set of voices from the recovery community. I am often struck by a new way of perceiving the steps and the work of recovery by the longer interview format. Good work.

carl "time" V ,

Doing God’s work

Michael and Lee are doing a great service. They’re carrying the message of strength and hope in a tight, thoughtful, and well-produced podcast format. Thank you both for all your efforts!

elfsje1736 ,

Thank you!!!

So glad I was made aware of this podcast!!! Great way to start my day!!!

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