Today's Reading from Just For Today © NA World Services


   February 25                                            Sick as our secrets

    "It would be tragic to write [out an inventory only to] shove it in a
        drawer.  These defects grow in the dark and die in the light of

                                                            Basic Text, p. 32


   How many times have we heard it said that we are only as sick as our
   secrets?   While many members choose not to use meetings to share the
   intimate details of their lives, it is important that we each discover
   what works best for us.  What about those behaviors we have carried into
   our recovery that, if discovered, would cause us shame?  How much are we
   comfortable disclosing, and to whom?  If we are uncomfortable sharing some
   details of our lives in meetings, to whom do we turn?

   We have found the answer to these questions in sponsorship.  Although a
   relationship with a sponsor takes time to build, it is important that we
   come to trust our sponsor enough to be completely honest.  Our defects
   only have power as long as they stay hidden.  If we want to be free of
   those defects, we must uncover them.  Secrets are only secrets until we
   share them with another human being.


   Just for today:  I will uncover my secrets.  I will practice being honest
   with my sponsor.