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by Lali
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Where is....
Replies: 2
Views: 4916

Re: Where is....

Funny, Noels! :lol: Ya know what? I wrote that so long ago that this old mind cannot even remember who/what I was looking for!!
by Lali
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Question re: Tradition 11
Replies: 13
Views: 11130

Re: Question re: Tradition 11

Yes, Noels, what does Phillips mean?
by Lali
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Denial is powerful & eating at me right now
Replies: 14
Views: 6394

Re: Denial is powerful & eating at me right now

So happy for you that you have been able to stay sober in such difficult circumstances. At 11 days - sorry, 11 1/2 days - I imagine that it would have been pretty tough, sitting in such close proximity to other people drinking. :D
by Lali
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Denial is powerful & eating at me right now
Replies: 14
Views: 6394

Re: Denial is powerful & eating at me right now

11 days is awesome! I know it's got to be tough sitting there watching others drink. We have all been in similar situations. So congratulate yourself on 11 days and continue to build on that. The good news is it WILL get easier. If you work this simple program, the day will come when you will have n...
by Lali
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step One
Replies: 13
Views: 9293

Re: Step One

The concept we share in the workshop at the local group is as follows: Internal un-manageability of life, being restless, irritable, discontedness.....(you could add other manifestations of un-manageability) leads to the blind spot (Mental Powerlessness part) which leads to we picking up that 1st d...
by Lali
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Question re: Tradition 11
Replies: 13
Views: 11130

Re: Question re: Tradition 11

There was no television 81 years ago, was there?
by Lali
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Know I have a problem
Replies: 15
Views: 5648

Re: Know I have a problem

Megan99 wrote: I have a 7 year old that I haven't F*** up too much (yet)
I found that age 7 is about the time kids start becoming aware of what the adults around them are doing. Your timing is right for change!

And, as I like to say, nothing changes if nothing changes.

Wishing you well.
by Lali
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Need to stop drinking for my health and my marriage
Replies: 12
Views: 7063

Re: Need to stop drinking for my health and my marriage

Like Avaneesh said, will power and self-knowledge will not help the alcoholic. I had to become willing. Willing to listen to suggestions given to me such as to get working on the steps. At some point during my step work, I had a spiritual awakening that enabled me to stay stopped. (I had been able t...
by Lali
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: New Person Comes in Drunk
Replies: 28
Views: 17740

Re: New Person Comes in Drunk

positrac wrote:Never really know the history of that guy who came in drunk the other day.
Does it matter?
by Lali
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: A Scandolous Men's Meeting
Replies: 11
Views: 11485

Re: A Scandolous Men's Meeting

Absolutely unacceptable. This has to be stopped. Report the behavior. Bring it up at the next group conscience meeting. In the meantime, get together with a couple of other people and take him aside for a stern talk.
by Lali
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: I don't believe in any gods or higher powers, what do i do?
Replies: 67
Views: 44586

Re: I don't believe in any gods or higher powers, what do i

For me being still fairly new, I haven't solidified my concept. What I have found is, whatever it is, the higher power isn't me! I tried doing it all my way, and it got me in a very bad place. So for this alcoholic I just said 'meh whatever'. It's not so important that I have any particular answer ...
by Lali
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: I don't believe in any gods or higher powers, what do i do?
Replies: 67
Views: 44586

Re: I don't believe in any gods or higher powers, what do i

I came to AA without any religion or spiritual education, I didn't even understand basic psychological or character concepts such as pride, self pity, resentment or fear. I did know what dishonesty was, at least I had that. I couldn't identify fear within myself, or resentments, so a lot of what I ...
by Lali
Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Greatest Obesession!
Replies: 14
Views: 4624

Re: Greatest Obesession!

I'm with Spirit Flower. The answer is The Steps!!
by Lali
Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Alcoholic (which is sober) requesting phone call
Replies: 3
Views: 2003

Re: Alcoholic (which is sober) requesting phone call

If you want to speak to someone on the telephone, look up AA in your local phone directory. Someone there will speak to you.

Welcome!
by Lali
Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Know I have a problem
Replies: 15
Views: 5648

Re: Know I have a problem

I have been reading posts on here, hungover, at work, telling myself I will go to a meeting after work but I haven't made it to one. Sounds like me awhile back. Sitting at work hungover, telling myself "Tonight I will go to a meeting". I did that for years but never made it. Until I finally DID. Th...