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by Layne
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Such Unfortunates
Replies: 42
Views: 2305

Re: Such Unfortunates

I am great at procrastinating so I can put off quitting the program for now. Good call, also appreciate the humor :~) It is good not take ourselves too seriously and to be able to laugh at ourselves. I pretty much echo what others have said. I was the last to recognize my alcoholism and also the la...
by Layne
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Is the BB the only AA way?
Replies: 25
Views: 1448

Re: Is the BB the only AA way?

So if anyone having a 2nd Edition Big Book would be kind enough to post what the 2nd Edition Title page states, I'd appreciate it. The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism It is pretty much the same as the third edition title page except instead of "THIRD EDIT...
by Layne
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Online meetings any good for a noob?
Replies: 9
Views: 642

Re: Online meetings any good for a noob?

The teacher will show up. This many times over. It is so true. The teacher is whatever will show you and get you to the place of working the twelve steps of AA, which is the solution. The teacher can be present in f2f meetings, in online meetings, on internet forums, in reading the big book. The po...
by Layne
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: The only two things
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: The only two things

i took my first drink when i was 13 years old. i needed the program before that. Sounds familiar. I had issues long before I picked up my first drink. Those issues were the reason I picked up my first drink. Alcohol fueled those issues and created new issues. However I needed to get to sheer desper...
by Layne
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Can a Person be addicted to AA Meeting.
Replies: 29
Views: 11675

Re: Can a Person be addicted to AA Meeting.

my motive for going to meetings now isnt about MEEEEEE. its to carry THE message of the THE program of AA
I second this many times over.
by Layne
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop
Replies: 21
Views: 2375

Re: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." —Carl Jung
by Layne
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop
Replies: 21
Views: 2375

Re: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop

Recovery has also shown me the importance of people sharing their experiences and how they proceed with what they learned from the experience. I had an experience with a reaction and shared how I have learned to proceed after a reaction in order to stand my best chance at growing.
by Layne
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop
Replies: 21
Views: 2375

Re: Sponsorship in relation to a BB Workshop

Listening to other people spill their problems or railing against the shortcomings of others are good indirect recovery lessons for me. I say indirect because to get to the meat of the lesson, I need to pay attention to my reaction as opposed to paying too much attention to the words. My reaction wi...
by Layne
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Putting in more work than the sponsee
Replies: 18
Views: 1622

Re: Putting in more work than the sponsee

Thanks for the update. I love that recovery can be a continual learning experience as long as I stay open minded. Lessons like coexistence leads to serenity. Control does not. The lessons just keep coming and I am grateful for that.
by Layne
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: In what ways has the Fellowship of AA changed
Replies: 23
Views: 3165

Re: In what ways has the Fellowship of AA changed

In 1992, when I first attended a meeting of AA, the fellowship was full of people that didn't understand ME and MY alcoholism and obviously didn't have a clue how to help ME . Over the years I have seen a 180 degree turn in the personalities of the people in the fellowship. I can only hope that I ha...
by Layne
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Can a Person be addicted to AA Meeting.
Replies: 29
Views: 11675

Re: Can a Person be addicted to AA Meeting.

My home group has a couple that got divorced in active alcoholism. In recovery they got remarried. They have been together and in recovery and in the same meetings for a few decades now.
by Layne
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: A Great Day in Sobriety
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: A Great Day in Sobriety

"A good day in sobriety is when everything goes right and you stay sober; a GREAT day is when everything goes wrong - and you stay sober."
Ain't it the truth! Pretty much sums it up.Thanks.
by Layne
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 1
Replies: 22
Views: 2483

Re: Step 1

My sponsor used a 1938 dictionary, the original intent is in there, its the same dictionary the authors used.
Removes all opinion about what they meant.
Okay.
by Layne
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 1
Replies: 22
Views: 2483

Re: Step 1

That is why humans are fascinating...one sentence...thirteen words...written in plain English...yet at least two different interpretations. Plain English never is when humans are involved. :~)
by Layne
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 1
Replies: 22
Views: 2483

Re: Step 1

FWIW, growing up, my mother (education major/English minor) taught me that a dash was used to provide nuance and insight. Also, the first step says that "our lives had become unmanageable" as opposed to "that our lives were unmanageable". I hate to be a stickler but I think there are subtle differen...