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Covid-19

At this point in time all face-to-face meetings in the Finally Free Area are open with the exception of the Sunday Wooster BYOB.

Masks and social distancing are encouraged, and if you feel sick please stay home and check out an online meeting instead.

Online Meetings:

FFASCNA has no say over the content of these meetings, and presents them only as a courtesy to those members seeking a connection:

https://www.virtual-na.org

For individuals without a smart phone, or using a land line:

http://www.nabyphone.com

Just for Today

Just for Today Meditation

February 27, 2021

"Pure" motives

Page 59

"We examine our actions, reactions, and motives. We often find that we've been doing better than we've been feeling."

Basic Text, p. 43

Imagine a daily meditation book with this kind of message: "When you wake up in the morning, before you rise from your bed, take a moment for reflection. Lie back, gather your thoughts, and consider your plans for the day. One by one, review the motives behind those plans. If your motives are not entirely pure, roll over and go back to sleep." Nonsense, isn't it?

No matter how long we've been clean, almost all of us have mixed motives behind almost everything we do. However, that's no reason to put our lives on hold. We don't have to wait for our motives to become perfectly pure before we can start living our recovery.

As the program works its way into our lives, we begin acting less frequently on our more questionable motives. We regularly examine ourselves, and we talk with our sponsor about what we find. We pray for knowledge of our Higher Power's will for us, and we seek the power to act on the knowledge we're given. The result? We don't get perfect, but we do get better.

We've begun working a spiritual program. We won't ever become spiritual giants. But if we look at ourselves realistically, we'll probably realize that we've been doing better than we've been feeling.

Just for Today: I will examine myself realistically. I will seek the power to act on my best motives, and not to act on my worst.

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