Thursday, June 30, 2022
Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed. — Michael Pritchard
Fear haunts so many of us. Fear is behind all our resentments. It attacks us when we are alone and isolated. It can wreak havoc on us when we are by ourselves. We see only dark clouds over our heads; all appears hopeless and negative.
We have meetings because we do not face our fears alone. The program is not a program of us talking to ourselves. We need the fellowship and our fellow travelers. When we overcome the fear of asking for help, the program will give us all the support we need. But the fellowship is not composed of mind readers. We have to open our mouths and share our struggles. Remember, when we share experience, we can also be sharing our troubles. We share problems as well as solutions.
My fears have a way of dissolving when I share them with my sponsor and fellow members.