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by avaneesh912
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Doctors Opinion & the spiritual malady
Replies: 14
Views: 190

Re: Doctors Opinion & the spiritual malady

The doctors opinion emphasizes more on the physical craving part and talks about the spiritual malady part as the state of being restless irritable and discontented. Doesnt talk much about the Mental Twist/Blank spots that the alcoholic runs into just prior to the first drink. Thats why when I work ...
by avaneesh912
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: A real issue
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: A real issue

Do u know why i was so agresive and paranoid and another psychotic tems... The pain-body which is dormant and different in people awakens once we lose our inhibition. There is no fixed answer. The big book talks about few manifestations: His disposition while drinking resembles his normal nature bu...
by avaneesh912
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: The Family Afterwards
Topic: Recovering with family
Replies: 12
Views: 438

Re: Recovering with family

The dynamics of family are exhausting to me. What do I do?? Not sure if you were exposed to AA when you were at the rehabilitation center. Even if you were not, please reach up to the local meetings. If you are worried about Covid, there are great zoom meetings happening across the world. If you ar...
by avaneesh912
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Merry Christmas and hello
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Merry Christmas and hello

Archstanton, Welcome to the forum. We usually have run ins from the forum called O-----Papers. But we have successfully defended and portrayed the strength of AAs principles. And its heartening to hear your experience and convincingly shows that AA is the best way for real alcoholics. I am glad that...
by avaneesh912
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How to put together my story for a speaker meeting
Replies: 12
Views: 389

Re: How to put together my story for a speaker meeting

Sounds about right. The goal is to give the new-comer hope so they can come to believe that it can work for them too.
by avaneesh912
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Immense fear of sharing in meetings
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Immense fear of sharing in meetings

Is anyone else successfully staying sober in the program without ever sharing? To live a sober life, the first step is having the deep realization that we are alcoholic and working the remainder of the steps. As part of that we could list these short-comings as part of inventory and take a look at ...
by avaneesh912
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: No Guilt = No Defect?
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: No Guilt = No Defect?

I agree, the book talks about his higher power alone can help them in this area. Like alcoholism this takes its own course.
by avaneesh912
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 1306

Re: Speaker tapes

If my higher power is just a concept, Love for example, am i not supplying my own power? Yes, the big book also talks about the power deep within us, but the issue is its obscured by resentments, fear and other short comings. In order to access that power within, the inventory is a critical piece. ...
by avaneesh912
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 1306

Re: Speaker tapes

I can't pray, or tell my flaws to nonexistence, or expect nonexistence to have any influence on me such as is stated in steps 6 and 7. Think the key is to figure out the short comings and with the help of a closed mouthed friend, we can have a fair idea what we need to work on. So we stay spiritual...
by avaneesh912
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Help through difficult times
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Help through difficult times

Most spiritual teachings talk about im-permanent nature of all living beings. One of the spiritual masters talks about we all come with the expiration date. Just that human beings never think about that. I think the single most self-less act we all can perform is be of use to our parents and be ther...
by avaneesh912
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Remembering Your Last Drunk?
Replies: 13
Views: 416

Re: Remembering Your Last Drunk?

If we get back to basics and use the text alcoholics anonymous, we can guide the newcomers better. On Page 24, it states a fact: We are unable, at certain times, to bring into our consciousness with sufficient force the memory of the suffering and humiliation of even a week or a month ago. We are wit...
by avaneesh912
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 1306

Re: Speaker tapes

Much to our relief, we discovered we did not need to consider another’s conception of God. Our own conception, however inadequate, was sufficient to make the approach and to effect a contact with Him. As soon as we admitted the possible existence of a Creative Intelligence, a Spirit of the Universe...
by avaneesh912
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Daily Picture

That’s a good one.
by avaneesh912
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The Dark Night of the Soul
Replies: 22
Views: 648

Re: The Dark Night of the Soul

We can find solace throwing ourselves into service and be engaged in meetings. But at one point we have to deal with ourselves. Thats were these hunger for seeking this spiritual knowledge and experience peace is rewarding. For me the teachings of Eckart Tolle has had deep impact. The chapters Consc...
by avaneesh912
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: The Home Group
Topic: What's the point of meetings?
Replies: 43
Views: 25891

Re: What's the point of meetings?

Point of meetings? For the new-comer its a place he/she can feel safe to share where they are and look for solution. And for people who have worked the steps and can guide them to a place where they can achieve the state of neutrality. Anything other than that, we are deviating from our primary purp...