Each of us puts the AA program into practice in our lives as best we can, moving at the pace that is right for us. That is why I avoid speaking harshly, using phrases such as “get off the pity-pot” or “quit feeling sorry for yourself.” I grew up hearing these words and as a result, I was extremely harsh on myself and others. Perhaps some people need more time to work through a painful situation. Their story may sound repetitious to me, but who am I to judge?
When I am struggling with my difficulties, I am so grateful that no one in Alcoholics Anonymous stands over me with a stopwatch, telling me that I am taking too long when I learn my lessons slowly. A non-judgmental, listening ear can be a great blessing and I’m learning to offer it more freely.
“Great Spirit, help me never to judge another until I have walked in his moccasins.”
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