Step Seven suggests that I can do away with my character defects by humbly asking my Higher Power for help. One such defect I have asked for help with is my negative thoughts. I have been shown how my thoughts have affected me. If my thoughts are negative and critical, I feel a churning and uneasiness. If I continue in my negative thinking, I harm myself and the people around me. When I am critical, I am prevented from experiencing the serenity that my Higher Power offers me.

When I ask my Higher Power to remove my faults, the result is similar to the magic of sitting in the chair at a Nar-Anon meeting. Simply being willing allows changes to occur and gives my Higher Power time to open my eyes, my heart, my spirit, and my mind to the answers that are there for me. Sometimes, I need to be still, quiet, and listen for that small voice inside. Other times, I need to take action. I am learning the wisdom to know the difference.

Thought for Today: I will become more spirit-controlled and less mind-controlled. My Higher Power leads me to feelings and places that are wonderful and serene when I trust enough to ask for help with my shortcomings. All that I need to do is offer my willingness.

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” ~ E. E. Cummings