“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” -Plato “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robinson “A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.” -Tim Cahill
The Big Book says on page 25, “ We have found much of heaven and we have been rocketed into a fourth dimension of existence of which we had not even dreamed.” The gifts of sobriety have been numerous, and sure enough, I could never have fathomed some of these gifts could exist.
I heard a speaker say recently in a meeting that they no longer have good days and bad days. Through working a program, the woman had reached a level of gratitude for her life, stating that she has good days and great days.
The Twelfth Step states that we must, “practice these principles in all our affairs.” Although it is obvious we learn new principles in the Twelve-Step program, many people are not aware of what the principles really are.
Many meetings across the country read the beginning of Chapter Five, entitled “How it Works.” A part of the reading says, “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.” This is important to remember [...]
The sixth chapter of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous is titled Into Action. There is no chapter entitled Into Thought or Into Feeling.
Great post! Thanks for the heads up that this was here; I am glad I read it! I really like the focus on the word “powerless”, as you discussed in the post a little while ago. I think that powerlessness is an interesting word. I do not necessarily agree with its true meaning, but do [...]