This always makes me feel so empowered. It reminds me that I am in charge of my own recovery.
Light shines out of darkness. When I first came to OA, I was in a very dark place. I thought my problem was that I couldn’t stop eating at certain times. Over time I realized there was a much bigger reason why the food called to me.
- Selfishness in so needing your approval to feel ok about who I was.
- A tired, worn belief that my opinion didn’t matter.
- An obsession with body size and weight that took up way too much space in my head.
It was hard for me to shine when I kept dumping darkness on myself.
When I saw people recovering in the rooms of OA, the first thing I noticed was that they looked “lighter.”
Could it be that when we have hope, coupled with a faith that works for us and an honest desire, with courage to talk with a sponsor, that our load is lightened and it shows up on our face? It seems to me as we rid ourselves of the darkness, the lightness of our heart can begin to glow.
You know, light only has one purpose…to shine!
May you be a shining example of recovery this year and may your glow help light the way for others seeking the peace found in O.A.
Nadine D.- Region One
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