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The Daily Reflection Podcast delivers hope, and inspiration through interviews with members of the recovery community through the lens of the Daily Reflection book. Each day, we ask a person in recovery to read the Daily Reflection for the day, and share how this relates to their program of recovery. The result is that we learn through their experience how they manage to get and stay sober. We are not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous or any recovery program.

The Daily Reflection Podcast delivers hope, and inspiration through interviews with members of the recovery community through the lens of the Daily Reflection book. Each day, we ask a person in recovery to read the Daily Reflection for the day, and share how this relates to their program of recovery. The result is that we learn through their experience how they manage to get and stay sober. We are not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous or any recovery program.

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The Daily Reflection Podcast delivers hope, and inspiration through interviews with members of the recovery community through the lens of the Daily Reflection book. Each day, we ask a person in recovery to read the Daily Reflection for the day, and share how this relates to their program of recovery. The result is that we learn through their experience how they manage to get and stay sober. We are not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous or any recovery program.

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English

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2158666036


Episodes

June 28th The Determination of Our Founders - George K. (Oceanview, DE)

6/28/2022
George, from Oceanview, Delaware shares his experience around the Determination of the A.A. Founders. THE DETERMINATION OF OUR FOUNDERS A year and six months later these three had succeeded with seven more. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 159 If it had not been for the fierce determination of our founders, A.A. would have quickly faded like so many other so-called good causes. I look at the hundreds of meetings weekly in the city where I five and I know A.A. is available twenty-four hours a...

Duration:00:33:42

No Regrets (Jan. 14th) - Lee M. (Leesburg, VA)

1/13/2022
This episode was recorded on January 14th, 2021 Lee made many attempts at controlling her drinking prior to coming into the program and she shares that she once felt so much remorse for the life she previously led. However, those things that used to cause her to feel shame have now become her greatest equity. Lee shares her powerful experience on the concept of having "No Regrets." NO REGRETS We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 83 Once I...

Duration:00:22:07

It Doesn't Happen Overnight (Jan. 13th) - Katie F. (Phila., PA)

1/13/2022
Katie spent over a decade in active alcoholism before coming into the rooms of AA. Today she finds gratitude for the gift of willingness that her previous life gave her. She shares her experience on the reflection for today and provides a glimpse into her amazing program and how her life has improved as a result of the steps, the program and the fellowship. IT DOESN'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT We are not cured of alcoholism. What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of...

Duration:00:21:36

Accepting Our Present Circumstances (Jan. 12th) - John S. (Philadelphia, PA)

1/11/2022
This episode originally aired on January 12th, 2021 John has over fifteen months (as of Jan 2021) of sobriety and recently experienced the loss of his job. Without a program of recovery, he would likely have used this as an excuse to drink or fall deep into self-pity. Today, he shares how he uses the program, and his support network to view this as an opportunity for growth. John has a great program and I'm grateful to help share his story today on the concept of accepting our present...

Duration:00:16:16

United We Stand (Jan. 10th) - Nancy C. (Reston, VA)

1/9/2022
This episode originally aired on January 10th, 2021 Nancy C. Joins us from the Reston, VA area to share her experience of getting sober, and staying sober standing united in recovery in the fellowship. Nancy leads a full and happy life today and credits the program for this. UNITED WE STAND We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics. This is the first step in recovery. The delusion that we are like other people, or presently may be, has to be...

Duration:00:23:11

At the Turning Point (Jan. 7th) - Riley R. (Philadelphia, PA)

1/6/2022
This episode originally aired January 7th, 2021 Like so many, Riley didn't realize the grave nature of his problem with drinking until it began to affect so many areas of his life... until he found himself at a turning point. Today, he also views so many moments throughout the day as opportunities or turning points where he can choose to practice the principles of the program, and when he does, he continues to experience growth, change, and amazing life in sobriety. AT THE TURNING...

Duration:00:26:16

Victory of Surrender - (Jan. 6th) - Chris P. (Reston, VA)

1/5/2022
This episode originally aired on January 6, 2021 Chris got sober at the age of 16 and credits the victory of surrender for the grace to move forward and rebuild his life. He's built a wonderful life based on the firm bedrock of personal powerlessness. Sunlight of the Spirit - https://aavirginia.org/meetings/sunlight-of-the-spirit-4/ THE VICTORY OF SURRENDER We perceive that only through utter defeat are we able to take our first steps toward liberation and strength. Our admissions of...

Duration:00:21:48

Begin Where You Are (Jan. 4th) - Kevin P. (Jacksonville Beach, FL)

1/3/2022
This episode originally aired on January 4th, 2021 Kevin P. Joins us from Jacksonville Beach, FL where he's a Professional Therapist. Kevin shares on the topic of beginning where you are... Starting with the elimination of alcohol - that's merely the ticket to the show. The real challenge comes when we face the challenges of daily life. BEGIN WHERE YOU ARE We feel that the elimination of our drinking is but a beginning. A much more important demonstration of our principles lies before us...

Duration:00:23:31

Powerless (Jan. 3rd) - Dom F. (Reston, VA)

1/2/2022
This episode originally aired on January 3rd, 2021 Today, Dom F from Reston, VA joins us to talk about Powerlessness; how powerlessness works in his program of recovery and he stays sober, one day at a time. Check out Dom's meetings at https://aavirginia.org/meetings/the-sunlight-of-the-spirit-group/ January 3 - Powerless We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 21 It is no coincidence that the very first...

Duration:00:23:02

First, the Foundation (Jan. 2nd) - Quentin W. (New York City, NY)

1/1/2022
This episode originally aired on January 2nd, 2021 Quentin W. from New York City joins the program today to share on the concept of the foundations of recovery. Quentin frequently attends the Sunrise Semester group in Philadelphia, PA via online meetings. I've gotten to know Quentin through his shares at meetings and he's got a phenomenal take on the foundation of recovery. I hope you enjoy this episode. FIRST, THE FOUNDATION Is sobriety all that we can expect of a spiritual awakening?...

Duration:00:25:10

I am a Miracle (Jan. 1st) - Louie L. - (Jacksonville Beach, FL)

12/31/2021
This episode originally aired on January 1st, 2021. Louie L. shares on the daily reflection for this, New Years Day - January, 1st entitled "I am a Miracle". "I AM A MIRACLE" The central fact of our lives today is the absolute certainty that our Creator has entered into our hearts and lives in a way which is indeed miraculous. He has commenced to accomplish those things for us which we could never do by ourselves. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 25 This truly is a fact in my life today, and a...

Duration:00:32:23

#273 Daily Resolutions (Dec. 31st) - Zach P. (Philadelphia, PA)

12/30/2021
Zach P. joins us once again from Philadelphia, PA to share on Daily Resolutions. Zach's home group meets in Philadelphia at 1904 Walnut Street 7:30pm each Wednesday. Meeting details including remote dial-in information can be found at the following link: https://aasepia.org/?region=philadelphia-county&weekday=3&time=evening&search=1904&meeting=meeting-1904-walnut-st-philadelphia-pa-19103-usa-3-190000 Today marks the last day of 2021 and starting tomorrow, the podcast will be pressing...

Duration:00:25:46

#272 Bonus Episode (Dec 30th) - The Proactive 12 Steps - Serge Prengel (New York City, NY)

12/29/2021
Join us as Serge Prengel, author of the book, The Proactive 12 Steps: A Mindful Program for Lasting Change, shares a different take on the 12 Steps. Please see links to resources below. *Note: for anyone in active addiction we encourage you to continue to attend your regular program meetings and work the steps with a sponsor. Click here to access the book, The Proactive 12 Steps: A Mindful Program for Lasting Change. Click here to access the online resources offered at...

Duration:00:50:27

#271 The Joy of Living (Dec 29th) - Tom Hilton (Jacksonville Beach, FL)

12/28/2021
Join us as Tom Hilton, from Jacksonville Beach, FL, shares his experience, strength, and hope around today's Daily Reflection, The Joy of Living. THE JOY OF LIVING . . . therefore the joy of good living is the theme of A.A.'s Twelfth Step. TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 125 A.A. is a joyful program! Even so, I occasionally balk at taking the necessary steps to move ahead, and find myself resisting the very actions that could bring about the joy I want. I would not resist if those...

Duration:00:25:04

#270 Problem Solving (Dec. 27th)

12/27/2021
PROBLEM SOLVING "Quite as important was the discovery that spiritual principles would solve all my problems." ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 42 Through the recovery process described in the Big Book, I have come to realize that the same instructions that work on my alcoholism, work on much more. Whenever I am angry or frustrated, I consider the matter a manifestation of the main problem within me, alcoholism. As I "walk" through the Steps, my difficulty is usually dealt with long before I reach...

Duration:00:08:03

#269 Accepting Success or Failure (Dec. 26th) - Joel Gough (Leesburg, VA)

12/25/2021
Join us as Joel Gough, from Leesburg, VA, shares his experience, strength, and hope around today's Daily Reflection, Accepting Success or Failure. ACCEPTING SUCCESS OR FAILURE Furthermore, how shall we come to terms with seeming failure or success? Can we now accept and adjust to either without despair or pride? Can we accept poverty, sickness, loneliness, and bereavement with courage and serenity? Can we steadfastly content ourselves with the humbler, yet sometimes more durable,...

Duration:00:35:05

#268 A Sane and Happy Usefulness (Dec. 24th) - Max E. Chicago, IL

12/23/2021
Max E. from Chicago returns to the show to share his experience around today's Daily Reflection entitled A Sane and Happy Usefulness. A "SANE AND HAPPY USEFULNESS" We have come to believe He would like us to keep our heads in the clouds with Him, but that our feet ought to be firmly planted on earth. That is where our fellow travelers are, and that is where our work must be done. These are the realities for us. We have found nothing incompatible between a powerful spiritual experience and...

Duration:00:46:19

#267 Principles, Not Personalities (Dec. 22nd) - Heather E. (Ashburn, VA)

12/21/2021
Join us as Heather E., from Ashburn, VA, shares her experience, strength, and hope around today's Daily Reflection, Principles, Not Personalities. PRINCIPLES, NOT PERSONALITIES The way our "worthy" alcoholics have sometimes tried to judge the "less worthy" is, as we look back on it, rather comical. Imagine, if you can, one alcoholic judging another! THE LANGUAGE OF THE HEART, p. 37 Who am I to judge anyone? When I first entered the Fellowship I found that I liked everyone. After all,...

Duration:00:29:54

#266 The Rewards of Giving (Dec. 20th) - Kevin Petersen (Jacksonville Beach, FL)

12/19/2021
Join us as Kevin Petersen returns to share his experience around today's Daily Reflection entitled "The Rewards of Giving." THE REWARDS OF GIVING This is indeed the kind of giving that actually demands nothing. He does not expect his brother sufferer to pay him, or even to love him. And then he discovers that by the divine paradox of this kind of giving he has found his own reward, whether his brother has yet received anything or not. TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 109 Through...

Duration:00:22:43

#265 Understanding the Malady (Dec. 19th) - Randall Patten (San Diego, CA)

12/19/2021
Please join us as Randall Patten, from San Diego, CA, as he shares his experience, strength, and hope around today's Daily Reflection, Understanding the Malady. Randall mentioned the following authors and books: Joel S. Goldsmith, Neville Goddard, Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love, Bhagavad Gita. UNDERSTANDING THE MALADY When dealing with an alcoholic, there may be a natural annoyance that a man could be so weak, stupid and irresponsible. Even when you understand the malady better,...

Duration:00:36:17