Principle Or? “Pay Forward” # 62

I greet The Indwelling Spiritual Principles.

Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is – Principle Or?  When we use global statements like – I always do this or that, or I never whatever unconsciously we treat them as if they are universal principles, which cannot be changed, as if it were a mathematical principle.  One of the side-effects is, it makes it very difficult to forgive or change, it become more than an exaggeration.  I find it helpful to rephrase those tempting statements with – most often, frequently, consistently, in other words there are my ways to avoid using never or always.  A Divine Principle is Truth in a universal sense.  It pertains to Spiritual attributes of our Creator, such as Omnipresence – always Present, Omnipotence – all Power, and Omniscience – all Knowing.  “Principle is Truth.  I know the Truth, and the Truth makes me free.” “A.A.’s Twelve Steps [and Twelve Traditions] are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink [or any other addiction] and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.”  “Many people, non-alcoholics, report that as a result of the practice of A.A.’s Twelve Steps [and Twelve Traditions], they have been able to meet other difficulties of life.” “They see in them a way to happy and effective living for many, alcoholic or not” Foreword to Twelve Steps and Twelve Tradition.  “- practice these principles in all our affairs.”  A very wise investment.  Thy Love, Thy Will be done.