Think, Think, Think

Whenever I’ve read the AA slogan “think, think, think,” I have interpreted it in the sense that-- by staying sober and working the Steps--I can gradually and consciously think clearly again, as the Big Book says on pages 84 and the following pages:

"For by this time sanity will have returned” (84)

"Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God's will into all of our activities. "How can I best serve Thee - Thy will (not mine) be done." These are THOUGHTS which must go with us constantly" (85)

"... were we THINKING of what we could do for others, of what we could pack into the stream of life?" (86)

"... we ask God to direct our THINKING, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives. Under these conditions we can employ our MENTAL faculties with assurance, for after all God gave us brains to use. Our THOUGHT-life will be placed on a much higher plane when our THINKING is cleared of wrong motives" (86)

"In THINKING about our day we may face indecision" (86)

"What used to be the hunch or occasional inspiration gradually becomes a working part of the mind" ...

"... we find that our THINKING will, as time passes, be more and more on the plane of inspiration. We come to rely upon it." (87)

Thank you for letting me share.