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Measures of Willingness

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When I read “Our Invitation to You” (Overeaters Anonymous, Third Edition, pp. 1–5), what comes to mind is this: “I have to act myself into right thinking; I cannot think myself into right action.” Because my disease centers in my mind, this slogan summarizes both the problem and the way out of the problem. I take certain actions daily, which I currently call my spiritual disciplines. Doing them every day, whether I feel like it or not, creates an environment conducive to recovery. When I engage in my spiritual actions, I am consciously aligning myself with my Higher Power’s will—the

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