Sept. 8, 2014 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden


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The Serenity Prayer

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Today’s thought from Hazelden is:

When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it: this is knowledge.
 — Confucius

How is it we can hear so much better after we have worked our Steps? Does someone clean the wax out of our ears at night? We find ourselves able to listen to what people are actually saying, not just what we think they are saying. Our Program teaches us not to judge words before or after they are spoken. We leave judging to God. We try to learn from everybody, for each person we meet has knowledge.

Knowledge has become available to us as never before. We no longer fear new ideas and opinions which are not our own. Our recovery becomes deeper each moment we open our minds to new ideas.

Knowledge is freely offered. In turn, I keep myself growing and accepting the knowledge that comes my way.

When I don’t know something, I admit it. Knowing that I don’t know is also knowledge.

From the book:

Easy Does It by Anonymous

Easy Does It © 1999 by Hazelden Foundation

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