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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.

    #172 Helping Others (July 24) - Maria T. (Brooklyn, NY)

    #172 Helping Others (July 24) - Maria T. (Brooklyn, NY)

    Maria T. from Brooklyn, NY, shares on today's Daily Reflection entitled "Helping Others". 

    HELPING OTHERS
    Our very lives, as ex-problem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs.
    — ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 20
    Self-centeredness was my problem. All my life people had been doing things for me and I not only expected it, but I was ungrateful and resentful they didn't do more. Why should I help others, when they were supposed to help me? If others had troubles, didn't they deserve them? I was filled with self-pity, anger and resentment. Then I learned that by helping others, with no thought of return, I could overcome this obsession with selfishness, and if I understood humility, I would know peace and serenity. No longer do I need to drink.


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    • 30 min
    #171 The Good And The Bad (July 22) - Bart S. (Ashburn, VA)

    #171 The Good And The Bad (July 22) - Bart S. (Ashburn, VA)

    Bart S. from Ashburn, VA shares on today's reflection entitled "The Good and the Bad".

    THE GOOD AND THE BAD
    My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad.
    ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 76
    The joy of life is in the giving. Being freed of my shortcomings, that I may more freely be of service, allows humility to grow in me. My shortcomings can be humbly placed in God's loving care and be removed. The essence of Step Seven is humility, and what better way to seek humility than by giving all of myself—good and bad—to God, so that He may remove the bad and return to me the good.

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    • 28 min
    #170 Shortcomings Removed (July 20) - Joel G. (Leesburg, VA)

    #170 Shortcomings Removed (July 20) - Joel G. (Leesburg, VA)

    Join us as Joel G. from Leesburg, VA shares his experience, strength and hope around the Daily Reflection for today, "Shortcomings Removed".

    SHORTCOMINGS REMOVED
    But now the words "Of myself I am nothing, the Father doeth the works" began to carry bright promise and meaning.
    — TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 75
    When I put the Seventh Step into action I must remember that there are no blanks to fill in. It doesn't say, "Humbly asked Him to (fill in the blank) remove our shortcomings." For years, I filled in the imaginary blank with "Help me!" "Give me the courage to," and "Give me the strength," etc. The Step says simply that God will remove my shortcomings. The only footwork I must do is "humbly ask," which for me means asking with the knowledge that of myself I am nothing, the Father within "doeth the works."

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    • 37 min
    #169 False Pride (July 19) - Bethany C (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)

    #169 False Pride (July 19) - Bethany C (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)

    Bethany C shares on today's reflection entitled "False Pride".

    FALSE PRIDE
    Many of us who had thought ourselves religious awoke to the limitations of this attitude. Refusing to place God first, we had deprived ourselves of His help.
    TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 75
    Many false notions operate in false pride. The need for direction to live a decent life is satisfied by the hope experienced in the A.A. Fellowship. Those who have walked the way for years—a day at a time—say that a God-centered life has limitless possibilities for personal growth. This being so, much hope is transmitted by the elder A.A.s. I thank my Higher Power for letting me know that He works through other people, and I thank Him for our trusted servants in the Fellowship who aid new members to reject their false ideals and to adopt those which lead to a life of compassion and trust. The elders in A.A. challenge the newcomers to "Come To"—so that they can "Come to Believe." I ask my Higher Power to help my unbelief.

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    • 30 min
    #168 Surrender and Self-examination (July 17) - Johnny F. (Burke, VA)

    #168 Surrender and Self-examination (July 17) - Johnny F. (Burke, VA)

    Johnny F. shares on today's reflection entitled "Surrender and Self-examination".

    SURRENDER AND SELF-EXAMINATION
    My stability came out of trying to give, not out of demanding that I receive. Thus I think it can work out with emotional sobriety. If we examine every disturbance we have, great or small, we will find at the root of it some unhealthy dependency and its consequent unhealthy demand. Let us, with God's help, continually surrender these hobbling demands. Then we can be set free to live and love; we may then be able to Twelfth Step ourselves and others into emotional sobriety.
    THE LANGUAGE OF THE HEART, p. 238
    Years of dependency on alcohol as a chemical mood-changer deprived me of the capability to interact emotionally with my fellows. I thought I had to be self-sufficient, self-reliant, and self-motivated in a world of unreliable people. Finally I lost my self-respect and was left with dependency, lacking any ability to trust myself or to believe in anything. Surrender and self-examination while sharing with newcomers helped me to ask humbly for help.

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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. 

    • 28 min
    #167 Pride (July 15) - Keith G. (New York, NY)

    #167 Pride (July 15) - Keith G. (New York, NY)

    Keith G from New York, NY shares on the Daily Reflection for today, "Pride".

    PRIDE
    For thousands of years we have been demanding more than our share of security, prestige, and romance. When we seemed to be succeeding, we drank to dream still greater dreams. When we were frustrated, even in part, we drank for oblivion. Never was there enough of what we thought we wanted. In all these strivings, so many of them well-intentioned, our crippling handicap had been our lack of humility. We had lacked the perspective to see that character-building and spiritual values had to come first, and that material satisfactions were not the purpose of living.
    TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 71
    Time and again I approached the Seventh Step, only to fall back and regroup. Something was missing and the impact of the Step escaped me. What had I overlooked? A single word: read but ignored, the foundation of all the Steps, indeed the entire Alcoholics Anonymous program—that word is "humbly." I understood my shortcomings: I constantly put tasks off; I angered easily; I felt too much self-pity; and I thought, why me? Then I remembered, "Pride goeth before the fall," and I eliminated pride from my life.

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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. 

    • 23 min

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This has been such a blessing to me! I listen all the time on my way to work and it helps set my day my day up on a positive level and makes the daily reflection book “come alive”. I also love the diversity of the guests, it really is an all inclusive voice to everyone in recovery, and I love that! Keep em coming, and thank you again!!

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