The “Just for Today” meditation for January 29th focuses on the First Step in Narcotics Anonymous as an action step, challenging the misconception that this step is only about surrender without subsequent action. Understanding that we have no real control over drugs is just the beginning; the First Step requires tangible changes in our lives.
The First Step is evident in the decisions we make from our very first day clean. If we truly acknowledge our powerlessness over our addiction, our actions will align with this belief. This might mean removing drugs and paraphernalia from our homes, distancing ourselves from environments where drugs are present, and stopping associations with active users. These actions are a clear indication of our commitment to recovery.
As we progress, our actions related to the First Step evolve. We learn to experience our feelings instead of trying to control them. We stop trying to guide ourselves through recovery alone and start seeking spiritual satisfaction from a Power greater than ourselves. We fill the void in our lives not with substances, but with spiritual and emotional growth.
Surrender is the first step, but it’s just the beginning. After surrendering, we learn how to live in the peace we have found. Our daily actions reflect our commitment to the First Step, continually reinforcing our journey toward a life free from addiction.