Asking is not always the easiest thing for me to do, but often it is the right thing. When I get lost, I ask for directions, and it usually helps me get to where I want to go. Why is it so hard for me to ask for help when I am floundering spiritually or emotionally when I am just as lost? Since becoming a Nar-Anon member, I found that it has become easier for me to ask for help. I have learned that my Nar-Anon meeting is a safe place to share and ask questions. I am not judged and, I am with others who share the same problems. In the Newcomer’s Welcome, I am reminded, “We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.” I have also learned that when I ask for help in Nar-Anon, I will be given suggestions, not orders. I know that I still have the final choice. In Nar-Anon, I have come to believe that I can ask my Higher Power for guidance. The God of my understanding became my Higher Power when I came to Nar-Anon. In Nar-Anon, I learned a new way to pray and ask for help. My prayers are no longer bargaining sessions. I now talk intimately with my Higher Power and accept the guidance I receive. I also believe that my Higher Power takes many forms, and often guidance is offered through other people, especially in these rooms.
Thought for Today: Sometimes I need to ask my Nar-Anon friends for help. Sometimes I need to ask my Higher Power for guidance as suggested in the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon. However, in order to grow as a human being, I need to continually ask more from myself.
“The Nar-Anon Family Group is primarily for you who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone near to you.” ~ Nar-Anon Blue Booklet