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- December 1, 2016 at 5:11 pm #4807376
Had a good meeting last night, afterwards we went to our usual Tuesday and then went out to dinner for some fellowship.
I was asked to highlight what I found was important in the DRs opinion. We read it together and I went over what and why I thought it was important. My sponsor stressed that a major part of the program is working with others. It is essential to surround oneself with others involved in the program.
The fact that we are different from other people in regards to our response to drugs and alcohol is also very important. Something about us causes things to happen in regards to our consumption in which we cannot control. It is up to us to not pick up the first drink or drug. It is up to us to follow the rules and be honest.
Anyways, I was asked to do the same with Bill’s story. I read it again today, but did not highlight it. I want to read it a few times before doing so.
Hope everyone has a great day!December 1, 2016 at 10:17 pm #4807374
I was told recently to read two key phrases in the Big Book.
1. There Is A Solution
If you are an alcoholic who wants to get over it, you may already be asking — “What do I have to do?”
2. More About Alcoholism
We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics. This is the first step in recovery.
🙂December 1, 2016 at 10:55 pm #4807365
ChiSox….. congrats man! You’re off to an AWESOME start. That you read what he told you to read, marked it up and did all that other stuff is a huuuuge demonstration of willingness to “try.” That will serve you SOOO well you won’t believe it. Keep an open mind to trying the stuff your sponsor asks/suggests/tells(;)) you to do.
I found that as I started to form opinions about what “I really needed” to be doing, my recovery ground to a crawl. I know it sounds odd but it’s the “doing” that works, not the “understanding.” It goes against the grain to do things you don’t necessarily understand or believe will help…..but that’s just how it goes. Most of my understanding has come only after I “did” the stuff. Only then did the light bulb come on as to why he/she told me to do what they said.
Really well done so far bud…… pretty good for a Blackhawks fan
–Good thing you guys got rid of Cheli’ right at the “end” of his career! lol
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