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- June 22, 2015 at 3:43 pm #3717497
I hear that this is the Step we are to use once we turn the door knob and the game is on… or throughout the day stuff.
So, if Watch, Ask, Discuss, Turn, and Carry is to be used throughout the day or between “On Awakening” and “When we retire at night”, then can we mix it in with , “as we go through the day we pause when agitated or doubtful…” and “humbly saying to ourselves many times each day “Thy will be done'”?
So that’s like 7 things we can do from pillow to pillow, right?June 22, 2015 at 8:42 pm #4488710
The quality of my sobriety on any given day is largely proportional to how closely I follow the directions. Just like it says, it means to literally pause when agitated or doubtful, to literally say humbly, many times each day, to watch…
You get the idea. It’s amazing how simple this thing really is.June 22, 2015 at 10:05 pm #4488703
It’s amazing, but not simple. It’s a bunch of work.
Go ask somebody who recently went back out and drank if they had a choice in it. If they say yes, then tell them they must not be a real alcoholic or are confused on their 1st Step.
An alcoholic doesn’t have a choice. The drink chose them… so to speak. They weren’t spiritually fit, the day they drink.
If you’re spiritually fit, you won’t drink, “even if you would.” If you’re not doing 10, 11, and 12 and you’re staying sober, what’s the deal? Lucky? Non-alky?
If you want to comment about your current experience with “agitation and doubt”, let’s hear it.
Heading into a meeting this morning, I had agitation and doubt. I prayed. I found out in the meeting that my hours got cut back to part time, no vacation or insurance or 401K benefits, a cut in pay… and I’m relieved.
God and I and my wife will make lemonade.
I have a meeting tonight that I’m chairing and the 10th Step is sort of the topic. Simplicity will not be in my share. But thanks.
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