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Addicted to Self Will?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Kara F posted in Alcoholics Anonymous, addiction, big book, self-will

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 Hello my name is Kara and I am addicted to self-will!

Page 62 of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous states “So our troubles, we think , are basically of our own making.  They arise out of ourselves, and the alcoholic is an extreme example of self-will run riot”…..um….bummer!  I don’t know about you but I have never lived in peace and riot at the same time.  Of course, I have given it one heck of an effort, but the 2 don’t mesh.  Ultimately, through experiencing both peace and unrest, I decided I would like to choose peace.  It’s one or the other. And I like peace!

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Keeping Conscious Contact with Your Higher Power.

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 11, 2015 8:30:00 AM / by Dick Rice posted in higher power, big book, AA, third step, 11th step

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The High Bidder Vs. The Low Bidder - Sobriety Vs. Addiction

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 28, 2015 9:00:00 AM / by John MacDougall posted in sobriety, 12 Steps, big book, AA, getting sober

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"I've got to stop auctioning myself off to the low bidder."

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What Is Spirituality?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 21, 2015 1:30:00 PM / by John MacDougall posted in Alcoholics Anonymous, recovery process, higher power, big book, AA, spirituality

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Choosing Our Battles in Recovery and Avoiding Resentment.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 2, 2015 10:30:00 AM / by John MacDougall posted in alcohol addiction, alcohol dependency, Alcoholics Anonymous, 12 Steps, fifth tradition, big book, anger, resentment, AA

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“I DON’T HAVE TO ATTEND EVERY ARGUMENT I’M INVITED TO.”

Alcoholics are naturally argumentative, but Alcoholics Anonymous is a remarkably peaceful program. The reason for this is that Alcoholics Anonymous is built on the experience, strength and hope of its members, rather than resting on doctrine or beliefs. The first draft of the Twelve Steps invited alcoholics to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God. The final draft, which was published in the first printing of the first edition, invited alcoholics to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him.

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