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Surrender - Recovered 528

Recovered Podcast

Release Date: 09/09/2014

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Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997

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Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997

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I first experienced “Popsicle Sticks” at the Thursday Midnight night meeting at the Northwest Alano Club in Wayne Michigan. At first I hated it, then I got used to it, then it became my favorite meeting.

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Self-care looks different for everyone, and that’s okay.

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The rhythm of our own special routine has a soothing effect, and an apt principle around which to organize some orderliness is—yes, “First Things First.”

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For at least three reasons, people who drink heavily often cannot

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When we stopped drinking, we were told repeatedly to get A.A. people’s telephone numbers, and instead of drinking, to phone or text these people.

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Some of us insist that it was never the availability of the beverage that led us to drink, any more than the immediate unavailability kept us from that drink we really wanted. We live in a drinking society and we cannot avoid the presence of alcoholic beverages forever.

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Before program, what did you think of the concept of surrender?

What did it mean in your work life?

What did it mean in school?

What did it mean in personal life/relationships?

Was the concept of surrender a positive or negative?

 

When you first came into the program, what did you hear about surrender?

How was it explained relative to step 1.

What were your initial thoughts/feelings about surrender?

 

Did you experience any anxiety when surrender was discussed as a recovery tool? Why?

Did you experience relief when surrender was discussed as a recovery tool? Why?

 

How is acceptance and surrender related?

How are they different?

 

How is being powerless related to surrender?

Is turning your life over related to surrender?

 

WE HAVE CALLS ON HOLD

WHAT TO TAKE SOME CALLS?

ALEX

 

What is stinking thinking?

How can surrender be a tool against stinking thinking?

 

The persistent illusion is commonly read before meetings

The Persistent Illusion or the beginning of Chapter 3 More About Alcoholism

Most of us have been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics. No person likes to think he is bodily and mentally different from his fellows. Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people. The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death.

 

We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics. This is the first step in recovery. The delusion that we are like other people, or presently may be, has to be smashed.

 

How does this statement relate to surrender?

 

To the new person listening, what would you say to this person listening right now about the importance of surrender in your program when you were new and now.