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by desypete
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Felt like a moron after my share today
Replies: 25
Views: 17544

Re: Felt like a moron after my share today

one thing that was pointed out to me rudely i thought lol by an old timer when i was new at shareing and feeling like a fool for not sounding perfect etc the old timer simply said to me, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE :oops: if i think that everyone in the rooms of the meeting is thinking about me and wha...
by desypete
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Things people say
Replies: 15
Views: 10174

Re: Things people say

the longer i am around the more i give up trying to control anything and everything, so the road is getting narrower as i am not trying to put my fingers into so many pies the less i do the more freedom i have and that freedom i have is priceless to me, to have a peaceful mind is worth all the money...
by desypete
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Emotional Sobriety
Replies: 8
Views: 8124

Re: Emotional Sobriety

the longer i have been around the more simple i try to make it all i am not interested in quotes from wise old sages about how to get to a high off place in the cosmos i am more interested in the fact i have not had a drink today, which means i haven't hurt anyone today, i have no woke up in a polic...
by desypete
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I don't want to feel complacent but I do
Replies: 15
Views: 14433

Re: I don't want to feel complacent but I do

...and of course being a group leader but there are no shortage of people willing to do that job lol I agree with Desy on that. Four years of being early to arrive late to leave, coffeemaker and treasurer and responsible for everything in between at my home group. Asked for volunteers to relieve me...
by desypete
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Jeep Group for Recovery
Replies: 7
Views: 7701

Re: Jeep Group for Recovery

the beauty of it all is you can do anything you want to do in this life, many of our area aas go away for weekend camping hikes etc they really enjoy it, so i guess anything is possible
by desypete
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I don't want to feel complacent but I do
Replies: 15
Views: 14433

Re: I don't want to feel complacent but I do

its one of the puzzles to me in the fellowship is in how very little many aa members do within aa they come to the meetings, get sober then what ? there are plenty of people who might need our help is what. if we all stayed away from aa meetings like many do then who on earth would be there for the ...
by desypete
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Question re: Tradition 11
Replies: 13
Views: 11105

Re: Question re: Tradition 11

i remember when i was in my 20s and my first time in aa and i heard that for the first time about press radio and films, i can remember thinking there would be news men hanging around outside of aa meetings waiting to see who are the alcoholics coming out of the meetings. i was also thinking i would...
by desypete
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 10 and a dry drunk??
Replies: 33
Views: 24928

Re: Step 10 and a dry drunk??

find a tramp and go and sit with them for a bit of time, if your ever feeling ungrateful or out of sorts

see how you feel after it
by desypete
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Resentment
Replies: 17
Views: 10458

Re: Resentment

when i see someone in aa i dont like it was mostly because they reminded me of me !!! there are plenty of people i dont like in aa, and if i let my mind go on it i could hate them and then want to do them all sorts of harm or wish them to fall flat on there face as that would teach them ? however i ...
by desypete
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: When/ How do I get a Sponsor?
Replies: 10
Views: 7046

Re: When/ How do I get a Sponsor?

i choose my sponsor as he was at peace with himself, although i didn't know it then i just liked how he was as a person, he was calm and i was raging, he seemed happy and contented with himself and seemed very happy to try to help me he went out of his way by taking me to some meetings and we just g...
by desypete
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Caffeine
Replies: 13
Views: 12769

Re: Caffeine

i drink tea all the time i guess anyone coulds say i drink tea alcoholically lol but the thing i look at is this i am not going to get arrested for tea drinking i am not going to get a ban for driving while having drunk a tea i am not going to wake up the next day with a hangover from hell and the f...
by desypete
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Unmanageable?
Replies: 65
Views: 39931

Re: Unmanageable?

At a certain point in the drinking of every alcoholic, he passes into a state where the most powerful desire to stop drinking is of absolutely no avail. This tragic situation has already arrived in practically every case long before it is suspected. The fact is that most alcoholics, for reasons yet...
by desypete
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Misconception of outside World
Replies: 69
Views: 37939

Re: Misconception of outside World

I deleted six words from one post and one other whole post from this thread. If the participants can't stick with principles and avoid personalities I'll just close the thread at 4 pages. regards, Karl-forums coordinator. no need for that Karl I hardly come here anyway as I much prefer real face to...
by desypete
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Misconception of outside World
Replies: 69
Views: 37939

Re: Misconception of outside World

I started to edit this post. Unfortunately, I didn't want to take the time to parse which parts related to personalities over principles so I deleted the whole thing.

Karl-forums coordinator.
by desypete
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Misconception of outside World
Replies: 69
Views: 37939

Re: Misconception of outside World

i said to my son that people have been going to aa for years and that some have been around for over 40 or more years wow my son said 40 years ? well they must have a real bad problem with it then was his answer I can understand why he might feel that is true, and I believe his answer is closer to ...