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Greed - Recovered 462

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Release Date: 02/04/2014

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Ultimately, when we are humble we are willing to seek and receive help, support, guidance and direction with our lives. The result is that we are not alone anymore.

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Your life belongs to you, right? Sure it does, but look at where your actions got you. Your life became unmanageable because of your addiction. You need to be willing for a lot of things, especially accepting help.

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Sobriety helps us reconnect with our true selves and become reacquainted with our inner light, our life’s mission, and our purpose.

Courage - Recovered 1150 show art Courage - Recovered 1150

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Any challenges life throws your way, you now know how it feels to look fear in the face and remember how capable you are of walking through it.

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In order to keep going and develop sobriety the individual needs to have faith that things are going to keep improving.

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Hope is the elevating feeling we experience when we see a path to a better future

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It is normal to struggle with owning up to dishonesty, but the key is to acknowledge when it occurs as soon as possible. If not, you could struggle with feelings of guilt and put your sobriety in jeopardy.

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Here in our virtual studio, we have a can full of popsicle sticks. Each stick has a recovery topic written on it. We will take turns, randomly picking a stick and then sharing on that topic that was chosen.

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If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, reaching out for help can be hard. You’ve probably tried several times to handle this by yourself, but the problem is just too big to tackle without help.

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Stateline Retreat in Primm, NV - December 11th 2009

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As we continue our study of the seven deadly sins, we come to greed?

To begin the show, let’s take a look at what our listeners thing greed is.

I asked our listeners at our website,

To what form of greed are you most vulnerable to?

some of our responses included


1. What do you define as greed?

2. Is there a line between survival instincts and greed, or are they the same? Why?

3. Can greed be a positive thing?

4. How does ambition differ from greed


How did greed influence you before the program?

How does your greed affect your recovery?

What about when you perceive greed in others, how do you react?


What part of your program (steps, prayers, slogans, meetings) helps you detect greed?

How does your program help you in tempering your greed?

How does your program help you deal with the greed of others?


our literature references


... greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.   12&12 Step Four, p.48   

To avoidfalling into confusionover the names these defects should be called, let's take a universallyrecognizedlist of majorhumanfailings -- the SevenDeadlySins of pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony,envy, and sloth.

2.... greed masquerade as ambition?   12&12 Step Six, p.66   

Isn't it true that we like to let greed masquerade as ambition?


3.... greed, possessiveness, and pride have too often ...   12&12 Step Four, p.51   

In these areasfear, greed, possessiveness, and pride have too oftendone their worst.


Final Thoughts