Definition of Self: a person’s essential being that distinguishes them from others.

Synonyms of Self:
ego, I, oneself, person, identity, character, personality, soul, spirit, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs. Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail. We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.

One gift of sobriety is the growing awareness that we are complex, whole individuals. The moment we admit our powerlessness over our drug of choice and over other people, a fresh start commences.

Becoming willing to let a Higher Power influence our lives gives us a chance to glimpse the brighter side of our being. I am a complex human being. I have the next 24 hours to live as I choose. –A Woman’s Spirit/Karen Casey | More…

‘One’s own self is well hidden from one’s own self,’ a renowned philosopher once wrote.
‘of all mines of treasure, one’s own is the last to be dug up.’ The Twelve Steps have enabled me to unearth my ‘own self,’ the one that for so long was buried beneath my desperate need for approval from others.  –A Day At A Time | More…

The most precious time we will ever have we give away by doing volunteer chores to help others get more out of life. The height of volunteer giving is doing an act of kindness or love so quietly that none but ourselves will ever know we had a part in it.

All we need do is think of all we have received without deserving it or asking for it. By taking part in the giving end of life, we find the true wealth of our own generosity. –Today’s Gift | More…

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