I was thinking this morning about the spiritual principles that I do my best to practice daily. I decided that I wanted to share them with you! So here is the list of principles:
Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness, Humility, Acceptance, Hope, Faith, Trust, Surrender, Commitment, Courage, Self-honesty, Perseverance, Patience, Compassion, Forgiveness, Self-discipline, Unconditional Love, Selflessness, Steadfastness, Service, Sharing & Caring, Unity, Spiritual Awareness, Prudence, Tolerance, Integrity
These principles are in no particular order, but when I was learning them in my 12 step journey, I did learn about honesty first. When I first started this journey, honesty was a very hard thing to practice. I remember lying just to lie and not really knowing why I had done it. I also remember wondering when I would be able to stop. I have stopped. I don’t just randomly lie for no reason today! Today my integrity is very important to me! I go out of my way to make sure that I am honest. I work at being honest with myself (first, because I was the one that I use to lie to the most) and then I can be honest with you also.
My favorite principle is “acceptance”
1 a : to receive willingly <accept a gift>b : to be able or designed to take or hold (something applied or added) <a surface that will not accept ink>2: to give admittance or approval to <accept her as one of the group>3 a : to endure without protest or reaction <accept poor living conditions>b : to regard as proper, normal, or inevitable <the idea is widely accepted>c : to recognize as true : believe <refused to accept the explanation>4 a : to make a favorable response to <accept an offer>b : to agree to undertake (a responsibility) <accept a job>5 : to assume an obligation to pay; also: to take in payment<we don’t accept personal checks>6 : to receive (a legislative report) officially