A Study in Contrasts
[Jan 9, 2009]
"A bit of a special day today. I was requested
to put color to canvas in regard to the
directions one's life can take. "
Tolerance for perspectives
[Feb 8, 2009]
"It is in all our best interests to observe
respect for others beliefs. We should all here
for the same reason - to give and receive
Experience, Strength and Hope."
His will - or mine be done?
[Aug 8, 2009]
"There's a test called the "Four Absolutes" that
is part of early AA (a gift from the Oxford
Group) that was used as a filter to test a
decision, inspiration or idea to see which side
of the fence it belonged on."
If it ain't broke - Don't fix it...
[Nov 22, 2009]
"One of the things done is provide suggestions
on the prayer and meditation. Things like taking
notes when listening to God. Testing the ideas,
inspirations and thoughts against the four
Love is a Choice
[Nov 29, 2009]
"But the point of this drivel is that a choice
to love or not is just that. A choice, based on
the external stimuli and a composite of internal
emotions I am experiencing at any given time."
Our Common Welfare...
[Dec 26, 2009]
"It's said that the 12 traditions are to an AA
group what the 12 steps are to an alcoholic.
From my experience, that is a cast-in-concrete
Only one Boss
[Dec 31, 2009]
"But yet no matter the issue before us we always
can come to a decision that allows the group to
continue in it's purpose - keeping me sober
Drunks need not apply???
[Jan 1, 2010]
"A stated desire to stop doing whatever your
fellowship is there to help you with. Only YOU
can declare yourself in - or out."
We get to do our own thing - kinda
[Jan 3, 2010]
"This means that we can structure and set up a
group any way that our collective group
conscience deems appropriate. But then there are
a few caveats to that."
What's in it for us?
[Jan 8, 2010]
"What's in it for us? Through the giving of
experience, strength and hope to a fellow
alcoholic in need, we stave off that desire to
do alcoholic acts (up to and including picking
up that first drink)."
[Jan 10, 2010]
"We all have things we often embrace with great
enthusiasm and energy. Cool. If you believe in
something, you should support it. One caveat.
Always use the proper venue."
Blood from a rock?
[Jan 16, 2010]
"The seventh tradition insures that we are
living within our means.We are responsible for
what we do and how we do it."