Thursday, September 9, 2010

212° The Extra Degree

   I saw this a few years ago at the company I used to work for. It comes from a motivational company called Simple Truths. They talk about how water, at 211° is hot. But at 212° it boils. Boiling water produces steam, and steam can power a locomotive, ships… all manner of machinery. Steam powered turbines provide 80% of the world’s electrical power. That one extra degree makes all the difference.

   How does this affect my sobriety? Because I know I can be doing more for my program. I’ve have several commitments, make a meeting just about everyday, I’m sponsoring a guy…blah, blah, blah. But I’m missing out on some key parts of this program…mainly meditation in the morning and reflection at the end of my day. I heard a guy say that his head was like Grand Central Station and his thoughts were the trains and damn if he didn’t take a ride on each one them while he was trying to meditate. That’s me! As for reflecting at night…forget about it…I never remember. Maybe y’all got some tips for me. They would be appreciated. If I could turn it up the extra degree, increase my conscious contact with God, what kind of difference could that mean? I had a friend that used say “Ain’t nothing’ to it but to do it.” Perhaps that’s some of the best advice I could get.


  1. I agree, just do it... No excuses...

  2. We all have our own way, but one commonality is that we have to make an effort and allow time for it.

  3. I like the just do it slogan--it would apply to a sponsee of mine who is stuck on Step Four at the moment.