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by DaveP1951
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 3160

Re: Speaker tapes

Sometimes words are more than just a word. Some words like "God" have a very strong idea/concept underlying them. To quote Shakespeare "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Or put in todays wording " A rose by any other name is still a rose." So I suppose, t...
by DaveP1951
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 3160

Re: Speaker tapes

Sometimes
by DaveP1951
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 3160

Re: Speaker tapes

I don't believe in anything mystical. Some of us won’t believe in God, others can’t , and still others who do believe that God exists have no faith whatever. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (p. 25) By nature I am not a mystically minded person. I am what I would consider more practical/scientifi...
by DaveP1951
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Daily Picture

“And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation -- some fact of my life -- unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is sup...
by DaveP1951
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Daily Picture

Every blink of an eye changes me. Every sad clerk at the store. Every person that needs to make a phone call. Every second of my experience changes me. Very nicely written Paige. The above quote from your post reminds me of saying a heard some time ago. The reason I remember this saying is because ...
by DaveP1951
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Daily Picture

What I particularly enjoy about this group/forum is it gets my-self thinking about the three topic‘s posted by Brock every morning. Although I have difficulty at times with the wording of the other two, I find the simplicity and non-religious nature of the Daily Picture good food for thought. On tha...
by DaveP1951
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 3160

Re: Speaker tapes

Can I make a suggestion as an agnostic in the program? Quit listening to those speeches! lol. "Most good ideas are simple." AA Big Book.. Indianapolis your comment "Quit listening to those speeches!" is about as good and simple as it get's. I don't know the age or years of sobri...
by DaveP1951
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 3160

Re: Speaker tapes

It seems that each and every one tells me that I must become a servant of god and do gods will or I'm doomed to suffer the harsh reality of alcoholism. This is not unlike being condemned to hell for not accepting Christ as your savior. I have never liked strong arm tactics. I will try to offer some...
by DaveP1951
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day

Make a list of AA Loners and newcomers - plan to call them and/or pray for them over this holiday. Thanksgiving in America is usually a 4 day weekend. Keep the list for Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukah, Festivus. " The reason I quoted you is to let you know your posts are being read and enjoyed. You...
by DaveP1951
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Daily Picture

The alternative, which is not good, is to lie, sorry I can’t do that because of X & Y, fine if it’s true, but often we feel we have to make up an excuse. I found that many times when someone would ask if was interested in doing something I would automatically say "Yes." Then I would t...
by DaveP1951
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Daily Picture

In terms of when to say "No," I had a real problem setting boundaries. I was so afraid of people not liking me that I would say “Yes" even when I least wanted too. This was usually followed by a feeling of being used and then I would become angry at my-self. When, at times I would ans...
by DaveP1951
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day

I no longer waste money, but try to put it to good use. As one of my AA friends used to say "I used to spend money I really didn't have, on things I really didn't need, to impress people I really didn't like." That statement stays with me to this day. When I first heard him say it was at ...
by DaveP1951
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day

In A.A. we do not speak much of sex
My first home group was an all men's group so believe me when I say sex was definitely discussed. Unfortunately not in the context of relationship's or any other worth while form.
by DaveP1951
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Daily Picture 19/11

Even during the worst of my active alcoholism I had a strong sense that I lacked control of my drinking. And, even though I sensed my drinking was out of control I refused to admit my powerlessness over alcohol. Controlling my drinking became an obsession. So much so I was on the verge of “pursuing ...
by DaveP1951
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day

I was going to get to this post later but for some reason I felt I should do it now. =biggrin Once again my hackles went up and prejudice began to set in when I read this post. However, taking the suggestions from a previous post I got around the wording . I found the quote is a portion of a Bible ...