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by Brock
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 0
Views: 8

Daily Picture

Lacking both practice and humility, they had deluded themselves and were able to justify the most arrant nonsense on the ground that this was what God had told them. 12 & 12 p. 60 Indeed, the attainment of greater humility is the foundation principle of each of A.A.'s Twelve Steps. For without some...
by Brock
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Twenty Four Hours A Day

Thursday, December 3 Thought for the Day There is some alcoholic thought, conscious or unconscious that comes before every slip. As long as we live, we must be on the lookout for such thoughts and guard against them. In fact, our A.A. training is mostly to prepare us, to make us ready to recognize s...
by Brock
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 3rd December Daily Reflection
Replies: 0
Views: 8

3rd December Daily Reflection

IN ALL OUR AFFAIRS . . . we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. — TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 106 I find that carrying the message of recovery to other alcoholics is easy because it helps me to stay sober and it provides me with...
by Brock
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Hand Sanitiser
Replies: 6
Views: 51

Re: Hand Sanitiser

This is a timely reminder for us all, with everything being ‘sanitized’ these days.
by Brock
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Daily Picture

Therefore, we started upon a personal inventory. This was Step Four…. It is an effort to discover the truth about the stock-in-trade. One object is to disclose damaged or unsalable goods, to get rid of them promptly and without regret…. We did exactly the same thing with our lives. We took stock ho...
by Brock
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day 2nd
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Twenty Four Hours A Day 2nd

Wednesday, December 2 Thought for the Day The thoughts that come before having a slip seem to be partly subconscious. And yet it is likely that at least part of these thoughts get into our consciousness. An idle thought connected with drinking casually pops into our mind. That is the crucial moment....
by Brock
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 2nd December Daily Reflection
Replies: 0
Views: 12

2nd December Daily Reflection

SERENITY Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, . . . — TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 106 As I continued to go to meetings and work the Steps, something began to happen to me. I felt confused because I wasn't sure what it was that I was feeling, and then I realized ...
by Brock
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Strange situation, and I need Guidance
Replies: 7
Views: 47

Re: Strange situation, and I need Guidance

This question has come up here a few times before, and every time the advice has been as Indianapolis suggests, an accident is not a slip! As far as others being mad at you because of your reaction, it is your house and you did have a no liquor rule, but non alcoholics hardly understand how seriousl...
by Brock
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Daily Picture

Even the chief architect, standing in the ruins of his dream, could laugh at himself— and that is the very acme of humility. 12 & 12 p. 149 At this both the visitors burst into a laugh. BB p.157 So we think cheerfulness and laughter make for usefulness. Outsiders are sometimes shocked when we burst...
by Brock
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Twenty Four Hours A Day

Tuesday, December 1 Thought for the Day The thoughts that come before having a slip are often largely subconscious. It is a question whether or not our subconscious minds ever become entirely free from alcoholic thoughts as long as we live. For instance, some of us dream about being drunk when we ar...
by Brock
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 1st December Daily Reflection
Replies: 1
Views: 24

1st December Daily Reflection

"SUGGESTED" STEPS Our Twelfth Step also says that as a result of practicing all the Steps, we have each found something called a spiritual awakening. . . . A.A.'s manner of making ready to receive this gift lies in the practice of the Twelve Steps in our program. — TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITION...
by Brock
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 0
Views: 15

Daily Picture

The dammed-up emotions of years break out of their confinement, and miraculously vanish as soon as they are exposed. 12 & 12 p. 62


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by Brock
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Twenty Four Hours A Day

Monday, November 30 Thought for the Day We have slips in A.A. It has been said these are not slips but premeditated drunks, because we have to think about taking a drink before we actually take one. The thought always comes before the act. It is suggested that people should always get in touch with ...
by Brock
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 30th November Daily Reflection
Replies: 2
Views: 30

30th November Daily Reflection

PROTECTION FOR ALL At the personal level, anonymity provides protection for all members from identification as alcoholics, a safeguard often of special importance to newcomers. At the level of press, radio, TV, and films, anonymity stresses the equality in the Fellowship of all members by putting t...
by Brock
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Was my wife was incorrectly diagnosed alcohol instead of anxiety?
Replies: 9
Views: 100

Re: Was my wife was incorrectly diagnosed alcohol instead of anxiety?

Thanks for a very interesting post, on forums like these we try to convince alcoholics that they should try AA, and we help those struggling with understanding the steps etc., but now this is quite the opposite, and I think you have a good point about this diagnosis. At the bottom of this I will put...