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by avaneesh912
Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: XXVIII-XXX The Dr's Opinion (Why we drink)
Replies: 23
Views: 23812

yes. that is exactly what we need to recover from. booze was a solution to us. understand the powerlessness, believe that there is a power greater than ourself and get on with the program. you will get a relief quickly.
by avaneesh912
Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: waking up from hell
Replies: 3
Views: 1721

Welcome

hey, we all have been there. start reading the big book (alcoholics anonymous ) and get a sponsor. life will get better.

http://www.aa.org/bigbookonline/en_tableofcnt.cfm
by avaneesh912
Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Does anyone know this nut?
Replies: 12
Views: 4007

if one can make a decision to not to pick a drink, then he does not have to be in AA. Remember when Bill and Dr. Bob approached Alkie number 3, =============================================== Part of that program where we take it to someone else who needs it and wants it. Now, if you don't want it, ...
by avaneesh912
Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: PP 43 More about Alcoholism (The bottom line)
Replies: 10
Views: 7468

Once more: The alcoholic at certain times has no effective mental defense against the first drink. Except in a few rare cases, neither he nor any other human being can provide such a defense. His defense must come from a Higher Power. One of the first few things i usually highlight to the people i ...
by avaneesh912
Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Why Did God Create Alcoholism?
Replies: 11
Views: 6234

To overcome the spiritual malady we of all options chose Alcohol for solution. We could have instead opted other solutions. I don't believe He created alcoholism.
by avaneesh912
Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 11 - Thought Life
Replies: 2
Views: 3458

Step 11 - Thought Life

On awakening let us think about the twenty-four hours ahead. We consider our plans for the day. Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives. Under these conditions we can employ our mental faculties with ...
by avaneesh912
Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Say one for me!
Replies: 9
Views: 2812

so far I have no desire. Congrats Oliver. Looks like you are living the 10th step promise: We will seldom be interested in liquor. If tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame . We react sanely and normally, and we will find that this has happened automatically . We will see that our new attit...
by avaneesh912
Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: PP 34-37 More About Alcoholism (Jim goes out)
Replies: 19
Views: 14816

I heard a speaker say 1 thru 9 gets you into the room. 10 and 11 let you stay in the room. if you don't do the deal every day, you get shoved back out of the room.

Step 12 keeps you out of your mind.

Remember selfishness and self-centered-ness is the problem.
by avaneesh912
Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Resentment
Replies: 7
Views: 4640

Recently couple problems got resolved and i am dawn sure there is some power beyond myself took care of that. I was lost in my current position and thought to myself maybe i should talked the development manager in the same department to see if i can move into a spot under his organization. I am i t...
by avaneesh912
Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: PP 34-37 More About Alcoholism (Jim goes out)
Replies: 19
Views: 14816

The words/sentences in italics are very important: Suddenly the thought crossed my mind that if I were to put an ounce of whiskey in my milk it couldn't hurt me on a full stomach. I ordered a whiskey and poured it into the milk. I vaguely sense I was not being any too smart, but I reassured as I was...
by avaneesh912
Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:40 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: PP 34-37 More About Alcoholism (Jim goes out)
Replies: 19
Views: 14816

This is his story: "I came to work on Tuesday morning. I remember I felt irritated that I had to be a salesman for a concern I once owned. I had a few words with the boss, but nothing serious.


The JC crew ask "What were you doing all day Monday, Jim?".
by avaneesh912
Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: Big Book Study
Topic: PP 34-37 More About Alcoholism (Jim goes out)
Replies: 19
Views: 14816

Karl, you are amazing, in such a short time, you have made tremendous progress. In most meetings, when we talk about "being restored to sanity", people always talk about the crazy stuff they have done before or while they are drunk. After listening to Joe and Charlie tapes, i understood the meaning ...
by avaneesh912
Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Alarming Trend:
Replies: 37
Views: 11758

From what i have observed from the posts of yours, you are running your own version of the program. You have conveniently dropped the "to another human being" of the 5th step. If that is working for you so be it. it may not work for a real alcoholic. Then we have a certain type of hard drinker. He m...
by avaneesh912
Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Alarming Trend:
Replies: 37
Views: 11758

Step 10: we continue to take personal inventory..........watch for Pride.... ================================================= There are several paragraphs leading to what you posted. We are not lawyers here. We are bunch of drunks trying to help each other and are trying to stay close to what the b...
by avaneesh912
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Alarming Trend:
Replies: 37
Views: 11758

i need to clarify that i included me in the "You". also assuming the other person is not in a position to comprehend is a better assumption rather than assuming that the person is in a stable mind to understand the program of recovery. Don't know if i make any sense! but if i offended anyone, i apol...