Sanity - Recovered 582
Release Date: 03/10/2015
Joe and Charlie giving their "Big Book Comes Alive" presentation - July 25th 2013 Premium Membership Information Sustaining Partner Information Episode Partner Donationinfo_outline Step 10 - Recovered 1267
Continuing to do anything in our daily lives usually means getting better at it. And so it goes with Step Ten of AA Alcoholics Anonymous. Nobody ever really enjoys admitting to being wrong, it’s much easier to blame others. Admitting when we are wrong and promptly being accountable for our side of the street is absolutely necessary in order for us to maintain our spiritual progress in recovery. The best part about practicing the Tenth Step of AA in our daily lives is that the more we exercise self-discovery, honesty, humility, and reflection, the fewer apologies, and amends we have to make!...info_outline Joe and Charlie Part 7 - Recovered 1266
Joe and Charlie giving their "Big Book Comes Alive" presentation - July 25th 2013 Premium Membership Information Sustaining Partner Information Episode Partner Donationinfo_outline Steps 8 & 9 - Recovered 1265
“Every A.A. has found that he can make little headway in this new adventure of living until he first backtracks and really makes an accurate and unsparing survey of the human wreckage he has left in his wake.” Remember, you have acted with courage working all of your previous steps in AA and staying sober! With Step Eight you have the opportunity to translate your experience of courage into developing a compassionate spirit. The exact wording of step 8 is: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. “The readiness to take the full consequences...info_outline Joe and Charlie Part 6 - Recovered 1264
Joe and Charlie giving their "Big Book Comes Alive" presentation - July 25th 2013 Premium Membership Information Sustaining Partner Information Episode Partner Donationinfo_outline Joe and Charlie Part 5 - Recovered 1263
Step Seven of AA’s Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve Step recovery program is about getting rid of character defects and replacing them by practicing humility and spiritual principles. Working on the seventh step requires frequent thoughtfulness and commitment to being honest, courageous, and humble. We discovered our assets and shortcomings when working on steps four and five. With Step 7 we became prepared to deal with these qualities so that in Step 7 we could be ready to act. The exact wording of step 7 is: Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. Tonight, we talk about Step 7 3:25 To...info_outline Joe and Charlie Part 4 - Recovered 1262
Step Six of AA’s Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve Step program of recovery is all about the removal of what doesn’t work in our lives anymore. Since you have completed Step Four and Five you surely have plenty of things that were revealed to you about what you need to get rid of! So now it’s time to allow a Higher Power to cut out these attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors at the source. You get to partner up with your Higher Power and make a firm decision to let go of the character defects and flaws that have been ruling your life and leading to self-destruction. The exact wording of step 6 is:...info_outline
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Let’s start with the steps as an introduction to this topic
Step 2 reads
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Step 2 tells the new person that the alcoholic life is an insane one and that there is a solution.
Before program, what did you understand insanity to be?
Did you think you were insane before program?
What about your attitude toward liquor, did you think you were abnormal regarding drink?
What about when you first entered the program, how was this form of insanity toward liquor explained?
What does sanity mean to you now?
But this stp is not just for the new guy.
I spend alot of time on this step because I forget who is in charge when I take my will back.
Then I become miserable, my life can get out of control, I can feel that insanity has returned.
1. What things are you doing over and over and expecting different results?
2. If step 2 is true and a higher power is needed for sanity, What is preventing you from believing that God can restore you to sanity?
3. In what ways do you see God at work restoring you to sanity?
4. In what areas of your life are you still demonstrating self-will?
5. What are you doing now that is interfering with your relationship with your higher power?
We are about the solution.
What steps, prayers, slogans do you use to bring yourself back to sanity?
What is the role of your sponsor relative to sanity?
WE HAVE CALLS!
The following are suggested for sane living. Please comment.
Learn to like work
Learn a hobby
Practice being satisfied
Learn to like people
Make use of adversity
Live in the moment
Practice objectivity - feelings are not facts