In our addiction we were always pointing the finger at everyone else. We had no qualms about telling the people around us what their problem was. It didn’t occur to us while we were using to actually look at what our problem was.
Most of us thought we were different than every one else in so many aspects of our lives. Again, pointing out what was wrong with others and how we were different than them. But as we got sober we learned that we don’t get better by looking at how we’re different, especially in the rooms of A.A./N.A. No matter how different our stories are from each other we still all suffer from the same disease.
We can recognize if we are getting better by identifying with others. The only way we can do this is by taking our own inventory; taking a look at ourselves and looking at where our resentments come from. If we take our inventory we can move forward and identify with others and in turn, we become a part of, we become more willing, we can move forward on our journey of recovery.
I am grateful that I am able to suffer the trials of life. Today I will see the wisdom to be gained from suffering. I pray that I do not lose sight that suffering has its place.