Re: What Makes A Meeting Great?
Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:44 am
I don’t really see anyone here “complaining” about how others find help, we have a right and duty to speak about things which we believe go against what the literature recommends. For example at every meeting we hear the preamble, and at very many also readings from ‘How It Works,’ so we hear this before the meeting (with a little emphasis added) -if anyone is really working there program then that is exactly the sort of attitude they would be having instead of complaining about how others find there help
So we hope people will say things to help others decide they ‘want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it.’ And if we believe that personal problems, or drunkalogs which offer no strength and hope, will not make others want what we have, then we have a right to say so.Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now. If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it -- then you are ready to take certain steps.