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Why I need a power greater than myself in recovery?

A farmer is helpless to grow grain; all he can do is provide the right conditions for the growing of grain. He cultivates the ground, he plants the seed, he waters the plants, and then the natural forces of the earth take over and up comes the grain.

This is the way it is with the Spiritual Disciplines – they are a way of sowing to the Spirit…

By themselves the Spiritual Disciplines can do nothing; they can only get us to the place where something can be done.

Spiritual disciplines are habits, practices, and experiences that are designed to develop, grow, and strengthen certain qualities of spirit — to train the soul and build the “muscles” of one’s character.

“Ask me not where I live and what I like to eat.
Ask me what I am living for…
what I think is keeping me from living fully for that.”
Thomas Merton

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