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by DaveP1951
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How can I be more compassionate
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: How can I be more compassionate

we then say something like you are critical every time I see you. So simple and yet so true. Unfortunately many people are "peace at all cost" type of people. They are unwilling or unable to confront people that, at times, need confronting. So they either try to deal with the fear of confrontation ...
by DaveP1951
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How can I be more compassionate
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: How can I be more compassionate

Part of the problem with answering posted questions on forums like this is a lack of information. Is the problem that the woman " criticizes " you or is the question/problem "How can you be more compassionate ?" With the information I have I will ask this question. Is the title of your post also the...
by DaveP1951
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I have no idea about what the subject is
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: I have no idea about what the subject is

Those bastards hurt me and I want to hurt them back.
Ok...... so I have to ask. How is that working for you?
by DaveP1951
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Dual Diagnosis Meeting?
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Dual Diagnosis Meeting?

[quoteA member with mental illness has requested that we start a Dual Diagnosis AA meeting. "][/quote] The caution I have with this idea of a separate meeting is this: There are many forms of mental illness. To name but a few: ..Anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disor...
by DaveP1951
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 16th
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 16th

We did that plenty of times in the old days when we "went on the wagon. My curiosity as to where the phrase "on the wagon" came from got the better of me so I googled it and found these two explanations: "An American Sally Army Web site says firmly that: “Former National Commander Evangeline Booth ...
by DaveP1951
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 12th January Daily Reflection
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: 12th January Daily Reflection

Our very first problem is to accept our present circumstances as they are, ourselves as we are, and the people about us as they are. I had, and still can have, a huge problem accepting people, places, and things as being what they are. What makes it easier to accomplish this act of acceptance is th...
by DaveP1951
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 11th January Daily Reflection
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: 11th January Daily Reflection

"I learned that Step One is the only Step that can be taken 100%. And that the only way to take it 100% is to take 100% of the Step. " Sometime ago I read an article that talked about a 100 % rule. The gist of it is that it's easier to hold your principles 100 percent of the time than it is to hold ...
by DaveP1951
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 10th
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 10th

I only had Faith in AA but it was a well enough for a beginning! And I learned to speak Truth from my inner-most self in the meetings of AA. And I learned the Principles... I was not taught what to think, but rather HOW to think. "I only had Faith in AA but it was a well enough for a beginning!" I ...
by DaveP1951
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 9th
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 9th

By nature I am not a mystically minded person. I am what I would consider more practical/scientific minded. I am not overly prayerful. Except in rare cases I find the Serenity Prayer is all I need. I am not saying I do not have any degree of a belief or faith in a source of Power higher than myself....
by DaveP1951
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture January 8th
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Daily Picture January 8th

How I loved to solve other people’s problems when I could not even solve my own. I may even have had the best of intentions when I tried to tell people what they should do. However, I now I realize that my giving someone advice may be taken as, and may well be without my realizing it, a sign of supe...
by DaveP1951
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 6th
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 6th

Congrats on all the ES&H acquired in 40+ years!
Thank you Paige.
by DaveP1951
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 7th
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 7th

I cannot judge when it enters the heart. I can only judge by results.
Goes hand in hand with the philosophy "Although you may be able to argue the method you cannot argue the results." The proof is indeed in the pudding so to speak.
by DaveP1951
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 6th
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 6th

Keeping sober is the most important thing in my life . I celebrated 40 years of sobriety about a month ago. My dry date day went by and I forgot all about it. Reading this above quote this morning hit me hard. I guess I had " more important things on my mind" on that day. In terms of importance , I...
by DaveP1951
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture January 6th
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Daily Picture January 6th

"If they caused you pain they must have pain inside." That is so true. Put another way "Hurt people hurt People."
by DaveP1951
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 5th January Daily Reflection
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: 5th January Daily Reflection

I remember when the guy that 12 stepped asked the question "Do you think you are insane?" I replied "No crazy sometimes but not insane." I got defensive and thought I told him to much about myself and he was now diagnosing me as ( politically incorrect in today's world I realize ) but as a "nutcase....