“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ““When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending.” [...]
I am currently in the San Francisco Bay Area. Living in Santa Monica, I believe I am blessed with one of the strongest recovering communities in the world. West Los Angeles is full of people of all ages and nationalities, from parents to their children, from homeless heroin addicts to soccer moms. It is a [...]
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.
I have had many questions recently about how to work a 6th step. The sixth step states that we “were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.”
“Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.” -Tony Robbins “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” -His Holiness The Dalai Lama XIV “A dog has one aim in life… [...]
The Twelfth Step of Alcoholics Anonymous states that we “try to carry this message to alcoholics, and practice these principles in all our affairs.” I think that some people understand this step differently than I do, and I would very simply like to share how I work my Step 12.
It was brought to my attention once again that Fear is one side of the coin while Faith is the other. I was encouraged by a mentor to look at a few things regarding my faith and fear. My direction came in several steps, and I have found them to be super helpful, so I [...]
The Fourth Step of Alcoholics Anonymous reads, “Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” Many people who are going through the steps for the first time find this step overwhelmingly frightening. The principle of Step Four is Courage.