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Old 12-02-2013, 07:10 PM   #7
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Step 10 is a maintenance step. It allows me to start and end my day with my God. The good orderly direction that I need to get me through the day clean and sober. I started using this step in order to stay clean and sober to work the others. It might not have been worked the way others do or think it should be done, I did it to the best of my ability in today.

I heard a woman share her story and she said, "I had to learn about and live the Traditions to live long enough to work the Steps." I went to a lot of Tradition meetings as well as Step, Big Book, and discussion meetings. I generally only went to speaker meetings for a celebration. I found that you could hide in speaker meetings and not get active, not always, many people stayed sober that way, but I didn't go regularly until I was about 10 years sober.

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Conscious Creation
The First Moments Of The Day

The moment during the day when we very first open our eyes and come into consciousness is a precious opportunity. It sets the tone for all that comes after it, like the opening scene in a film or novel. At this moment, our ability to create the day is at its most powerful, and we can offer ourselves fully to the creative process by filling this moment with whatever inspires us most. It may be that we want to be more generous, or it may be that we want to be more open to beauty in our daily lives. Whatever the case, if we bring this vision into our minds at this very fertile moment, we empower it to be the guiding principle of our day.

Sometimes we wake up with a mood already seemingly in place, and it’s important to give this feeling its due. It can inform us and deepen our awareness to what’s going on inside us, as well as around us. As long as we are conscious, we can honor this feeling and also introduce our new affirmation or vision, our conscious offering to the day. We may want to decide before we go to sleep what we want to bring to the next day of our lives. It could be that we simply want to be more open to whatever comes our way. Or we may want to summon a particular quality such as confidence. Then again, we may simply call up a feeling that perfectly captures the texture we want our day to have.

We can reaffirm our vision or affirmation as we shower and eat breakfast, as well as recalling it at various times throughout the day. We can write it down and carry it with us on a little slip of paper if this helps. Simply by being aware of those first moments, we set the stage for a more conscious, enlivened experience, and we become active participants in the creation of our lives.
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