Diversity is needed but it’s not new.

In today’s climate, the words diversity and inclusion are quickly becoming commonplace. Today’s prominent companies are actively seeking diversity in the workplace. 

Applying Tradition One to everyday life. Our common Welfare first.

12 Step recovery fellowships have been implementing a path to awareness, acceptance, and action towards a diverse culture for decades. Along with the 12 Steps, there are the not so popular 12 Traditions. But without them, none of the 12 Step Programs would be around what they are today.

The Traditions are the active part of “applying principles in All of our affairs.”

They protect the members, groups, and entire fellowship from both outside strifes, and more importantly, the internal conflict of the member’s egos, biases, and insecurities.

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I’ve learned to not resent those who have what I don’t.

I’ve learned not to resent those who have what I don’t.

When I no longer resent I can be free
Joy comes not from what we have but from what we can share.

One of the things I’ve struggled with is resenting those with greener grass. Today I have the mortgage. The wife who never knew me drunk or high. The three kids that never knew me, drunk or high and two of them never even knew me to smoke cigarettes. Yeah. I’ve got a lot of those changes, what a brother calls ‘quality of life’ problems. Continue reading “I’ve learned to not resent those who have what I don’t.”

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When You Look in the Mirror, What Do You See?

Answer Me This!

Man in the mirror

 

“When you get what you want in your struggle for self And the world makes you king for a day Just go to the mirror and look at yourself And see what that man has to say.”

 

As I look back at my own Journey, I find myself reflecting on two reoccurring questions.
(Please pick one and answer it in the comments section below)

1. When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

or

2. When you lay down at night, what keeps you awake?

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