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- December 5, 2008 at 2:54 pm #4153749
In the fellowship of NA we emphasize “simplicity is key”, so, why all this psycho-babble, super spiritual jargon? this step is the most spoken of yet the least understood, certainly the most difficult to live.
Im a literalist, which means that after taking a 3rd Step my life is no longer my buisness. Period. I love AA’s Big Book (mother fellowship btw) pages on the this step. If I find myself in conflict with someone or somebody I need to know that Im living my life on self-will. My whole program is glued together on this step of allowing God to be God and me just be His child………….December 6, 2008 at 2:02 am #4153741
so, why all this psycho-babble, super spiritual jargon?
What is simple for some, may be very difficult for others. I fail to see where anything I shared was “psycho-babble” or “super spiritual.” And yes…in NA we often say that simplicity is the key, yet nothing I shared conflicts with NA literature. In fact, my share is a result of it. And since I, too, am very literal, I find that NA’s teachings are far more realistic than “after taking a 3rd Step my life is no longer my buisness.” If anything, that’s the real “super spiritual” garbage. I don’t know about you, but my HP isn’t going to live my life for me just because I took a 3rd step. Step 3 talks about making a decision – I make the decision and I have to follow it up.
I love AA’s Big Book (mother fellowship btw) pages on the this step.
Well…good for you! But what I wonder is why anyone would come to the NA forum to say that? Africa is the “mother” of mankind, but this isn’t Africa. If your insinuation is that AA’s literature is somehow “better” and that we NA people need to remember where the 12 steps come from…you’re picking a fight that puts a foot in your own mouth:
If I find myself in conflict with someone or somebody I need to know that Im living my life on self-will. My whole program is glued together on this step of allowing God to be God and me just be His child………….
I suppose God told you to do it? LOL!!!December 6, 2008 at 2:46 am #4153746
(mother fellowship btw)
interesting…I’m familiar with both AA and NA and have not once in my 5 years of membership heard that.
I have heard “brother fellowship”
I have also heard “big brother” and even “uncle” in reference to relationships between AA and NA…..but never “mother” until today in the above quote.
For me the third step is centered in making a decision.
cide= to kill
de= between two
This means that when I choose one way (to work the rest of the steps as they are written), the other way (my way) dies off.
When I decide to turn over my will, a power greater than me that I began believing in with the previous step 2, gives me the courage strength and guidance I need to apply honesty, open-mindedness and willingness along my journey through the rest of the steps.
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