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by DaveP1951
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 23rd March Daily Reflection
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: 23rd March Daily Reflection

Talking about movies how about this from a scene in the movie "You Got Mail." Joe Fox (played by Tom Hanks) say's......... “ The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall,...
by DaveP1951
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 23rd March Daily Reflection
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: 23rd March Daily Reflection

AA literature tells us, “Only Step One, where we made the 100 percent admission we were powerless over alcohol, can be practiced with absolute perfection.” This bring to mind what is known as the 100% rule. Most people give up on their goals due to a lack of staying motivated. Motivation is lost bec...
by DaveP1951
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I want to go to rehab but I can't afford it.
Replies: 15
Views: 421

Re: I want to go to rehab but I can't afford it.

I could go back to jail they offer free rehab. but I don't want to go down that road. If ( even the thought of ) going back to jail is ahead of your considerations of going to AA I would suggest that you reconsider. Are you saying that your "atheistic" conviction is so strong it may send ...
by DaveP1951
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 15th March Daily Reflection
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: 15th March Daily Reflection

[When we saw others solve their problems by a simple reliance upon the Spirit of the Universe, we had to stop doubting the power of God. Our ideas did not work. But the God idea did./quote] That may hold true to a degree. However, I have seen many people solve their problems in many ways that would...
by DaveP1951
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Young People in AA (YPAA)
Topic: Hospital Stays
Replies: 5
Views: 3701

Re: Hospital Stays

I am extremely terrified and nervous going into this as I am not sure what to expect during my stay. The fact that you say you are extremely terrified and nervous leads me to believe that you are expecting the wrong thing. Be careful you don't scare yourself out of a good thing. Expect sobriety and...
by DaveP1951
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day March 10th
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day March 10th

When I read this page it reminds of an instance in my earlier sobriety. I was attending a group that I didn't get to attend on a regular basis. It had been over a month or so that I had been there. I remember the last time I was there a fellow in attendance was what can only be described as what the...
by DaveP1951
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day March 9th
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day March 9th

If we had absolute faith in the power of God When we say we have absolute faith in a God is what we are saying is "I have absolute faith in my perception of what a God is and does?" This would mean that my absolute faith in a God is really an "absolute faith" in my-self. Absolut...
by DaveP1951
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 9th March Daily Reflection
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: 9th March Daily Reflection

I don't recall if I read this on this forum or in some other literature. In any case I believe that it bears repeating. It went something like this....."Step Three is not necessarily about turning our will and life over. It is more about realizing we are not in Charge."
by DaveP1951
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Detox and meeting question
Replies: 19
Views: 6566

Re: Detox and meeting question

Hi guys, what are the most effective ways to stop drinking? AA literature tells us, “Only Step One, where we made the 100 percent admission we were powerless over alcohol, can be practiced with absolute perfection.” So, with this quote in mind try the 100% rule. Motivation is the key to achieving a...
by DaveP1951
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How can I be more compassionate
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: How can I be more compassionate

we then say something like you are critical every time I see you. So simple and yet so true. Unfortunately many people are "peace at all cost" type of people. They are unwilling or unable to confront people that, at times, need confronting. So they either try to deal with the fear of conf...
by DaveP1951
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: How can I be more compassionate
Replies: 10
Views: 262

Re: How can I be more compassionate

Part of the problem with answering posted questions on forums like this is a lack of information. Is the problem that the woman " criticizes " you or is the question/problem "How can you be more compassionate ?" With the information I have I will ask this question. Is the title o...
by DaveP1951
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: I have no idea about what the subject is
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: I have no idea about what the subject is

Those bastards hurt me and I want to hurt them back.
Ok...... so I have to ask. How is that working for you?
by DaveP1951
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Dual Diagnosis Meeting?
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Dual Diagnosis Meeting?

[quoteA member with mental illness has requested that we start a Dual Diagnosis AA meeting. "][/quote] The caution I have with this idea of a separate meeting is this: There are many forms of mental illness. To name but a few: ..Anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive ...
by DaveP1951
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 16th
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 16th

We did that plenty of times in the old days when we "went on the wagon. My curiosity as to where the phrase "on the wagon" came from got the better of me so I googled it and found these two explanations: "An American Sally Army Web site says firmly that: “Former National Command...
by DaveP1951
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 12th January Daily Reflection
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: 12th January Daily Reflection

Our very first problem is to accept our present circumstances as they are, ourselves as we are, and the people about us as they are. I had, and still can have, a huge problem accepting people, places, and things as being what they are. What makes it easier to accomplish this act of acceptance is th...