I’ve set a goal to improve myself. I’ve done it a million times. Yes, that is an exaggeration. I bet you’ve done it yourself. It could be a diet, exercise, your mind or perhaps some huge overhaul of your life and how you make unconscious choices that lead down a familiar path to misery.
I’ve found a group that has the same common goal. We’ve adopted literature with a good starting point; get in touch with your higher power. We pray a common prayer. I’ll bet you’ve prayed it too. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. As these wounded souls share their experiences, I identify commonality with them. It’s not just sharing experiences though. We follow the book’s 12 suggestions to improve your life, your circumstances, and your mental attitude.
My caution is be careful what you listen to or who you follow. I need to be careful to verify everything before I adopted that thinking as my own. I often go the web to look for confirmation of a subject. I look for a respected source before I use the information. It is even more important when I’m talking about life changes and choices. I use scripture, Bible study, to verify truth, and then put action to the change.
2 Timothy 4:3 (NIV) “For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.”