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by Mary
Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Recovering or Recovered.
Replies: 60
Views: 13964

Re: Recovering or Recovered.

Come to think of it in meetings i never say recovered or recovering , just introduce myself as an alcoholic. I was a newcomer and i was given hope by seeing and hearing what i perceived as the truth. Truck drivers with tattoos swearing, cursing and talking about god. I loved it. spirituality is just...
by Mary
Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Recovering or Recovered.
Replies: 60
Views: 13964

Re: Recovering or Recovered.

I have actually changed my opinion about the recovery recovered thing as in i actually don't have such a strong g attachment either way. I live in GB and most people say recovering, i say it and am comfortable with it. I think the most spiritual stance now is to say what you are comfortable . Words ...
by Mary
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: All the resentments i pick up are in meetings
Replies: 20
Views: 5282

Re: All the resentments i pick up are in meetings

Thanks Kitty Kitty's :-)
by Mary
Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: A Thought of a Drink vs An Obsession to Drink
Replies: 24
Views: 5089

Re: A Thought of a Drink vs An Obsession to Drink

People think differently. I remember in my early days bemoaning my woes to someone long time sober and she said to me i should consider working the steps. I wanted relief right there and then and what she said to me conjured the thought of joining a club to climb over a big wall and up a big hill an...
by Mary
Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Group Therapy
Replies: 15
Views: 3565

Re: Group Therapy

I love it! The idea of a heretical meeting full of people who have stayed sober long term and being upbeat - i would love something like that in my country. It just sounds quite liberating. If you have stayed sober and truly found contentment then you have worked on yourself and that work will appro...
by Mary
Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: All the resentments i pick up are in meetings
Replies: 20
Views: 5282

Re: All the resentments i pick up are in meetings

@Lali Hmm, not necessarily no. I dont find everyone to be thus, just the ones that make alot of noise....they have a kind of conceit i feel in thinking that what they have to say is incredibly insightful and eloquent when in fact they are just parroting dogma.....i remember being a newcomer and neve...
by Mary
Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Recovering or Recovered.
Replies: 60
Views: 13964

Re: Recovering or Recovered.

This is an edited version of something i wrote earlier - live and let live
by Mary
Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: All the resentments i pick up are in meetings
Replies: 20
Views: 5282

Re: All the resentments i pick up are in meetings

Thanks Ann, that does help actually. I am aware of my supersensitivity and find it very hard sometimes to rise above situations in meetings that annoy me. However i have repeatedly said " I find it really difficult to....." and am open now to the notion that its not actually difficult to rise above ...
by Mary
Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: All the resentments i pick up are in meetings
Replies: 20
Views: 5282

All the resentments i pick up are in meetings

I know its all about acceptance, acceptance, acceptance ...but i suffer terribly from tolerating people in meetings in fact i handle people outside generally no problem, its the alkies i struggle with but also realise i need to keep going to meetings to stay sober....believe me if there was another ...