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by DaveP1951
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 7
Views: 48

Re: Speaker tapes

Can I make a suggestion as an agnostic in the program? Quit listening to those speeches! lol. "Most good ideas are simple." AA Big Book.. Indianapolis your comment "Quit listening to those speeches!" is about as good and simple as it get's. I don't know the age or years of sobriety of these two guy...
by DaveP1951
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 7
Views: 48

Re: Speaker tapes

It seems that each and every one tells me that I must become a servant of god and do gods will or I'm doomed to suffer the harsh reality of alcoholism. This is not unlike being condemned to hell for not accepting Christ as your savior. I have never liked strong arm tactics. I will try to offer some...
by DaveP1951
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day

Make a list of AA Loners and newcomers - plan to call them and/or pray for them over this holiday. Thanksgiving in America is usually a 4 day weekend. Keep the list for Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukah, Festivus. " The reason I quoted you is to let you know your posts are being read and enjoyed. You cove...
by DaveP1951
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Daily Picture

The alternative, which is not good, is to lie, sorry I can’t do that because of X & Y, fine if it’s true, but often we feel we have to make up an excuse. I found that many times when someone would ask if was interested in doing something I would automatically say "Yes." Then I would think it over a...
by DaveP1951
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Daily Picture

In terms of when to say "No," I had a real problem setting boundaries. I was so afraid of people not liking me that I would say “Yes" even when I least wanted too. This was usually followed by a feeling of being used and then I would become angry at my-self. When, at times I would answer “No,” it wa...
by DaveP1951
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day

I no longer waste money, but try to put it to good use. As one of my AA friends used to say "I used to spend money I really didn't have, on things I really didn't need, to impress people I really didn't like." That statement stays with me to this day. When I first heard him say it was at a time in ...
by DaveP1951
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 19th November Daily Reflection
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: 19th November Daily Reflection

I had been slipping away from the program for some time, but it took a death threat from a terminal disease to bring me back That quote brings me back to a meeting sometime ago when I was actively thinking of putting AA on the shelf. A fellow who had many years of sobriety had whom had not been to ...
by DaveP1951
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day

In A.A. we do not speak much of sex
My first home group was an all men's group so believe me when I say sex was definitely discussed. Unfortunately not in the context of relationship's or any other worth while form.
by DaveP1951
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Daily Picture 19/11

Even during the worst of my active alcoholism I had a strong sense that I lacked control of my drinking. And, even though I sensed my drinking was out of control I refused to admit my powerlessness over alcohol. Controlling my drinking became an obsession. So much so I was on the verge of “pursuing ...
by DaveP1951
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 18th November Daily Reflection
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: 18th November Daily Reflection

"My faith works in reverse. First I have to walk through the fear and do something then LATER see that I was fine and that I had some inkling of faith before I acted." That quote is so so true. I can add it too one of my other favorites "Life can only be lived by moving forward and only understood ...
by DaveP1951
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 18th November Daily Reflection
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: 18th November Daily Reflection

In those moments of self-will it's as if I've slipped over a cliff and am hanging by one hand. So, this person is hanging there by a branch. They look down and see nothing but air and a gorge thousands of feet below. They look up and cry out to God. “Please help me.” They then hear this booming voi...
by DaveP1951
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day

I was going to get to this post later but for some reason I felt I should do it now. =biggrin Once again my hackles went up and prejudice began to set in when I read this post. However, taking the suggestions from a previous post I got around the wording . I found the quote is a portion of a Bible ...
by DaveP1951
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Daily Picture

I so remember judging newer people that came thru the doors of AA. The judging took the form of odds I would give them in my head. Odds are "This one will make it or odds are this one won't." Just let me say I was wrong and surprised many times. Some of the ones that I thought were "on the beam" wen...
by DaveP1951
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day

In its infancy, (prior to the publishing of the Big Book) the than members of what was to become AA relied heavily on the Bible. I also have at times during my sobriety turned to the Bible for wisdom. "Too thy own self be true" being one of my favorite scriptures. I have to bear in mind that if it w...
by DaveP1951
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 17th November Daily Reflection
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: 17th November Daily Reflection

Almost without exception, alcoholics are tortured by loneliness. Even before our drinking got bad and people began to cut us off, nearly all of us suffered the feeling that we didn't quite belong. — AS BILL SEES IT, p. 90 Because of this pandemic I no longer attend AA meetings in person. It is beca...