Tradition 2 - Recovered 589
Release Date: 04/01/2015
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Service work and giving back play a crucial role in the recovery process from drug and alcohol addiction. Engaging in service work allows individuals to shift their focus from themselves to helping others, fostering a sense of purpose, connection, and fulfillment. By giving back, individuals in recovery develop a sense of responsibility and accountability, recognizing the impact of their actions on the broader community. This shift from self-centeredness to selflessness is a transformative experience that aids in personal growth and strengthens one's commitment to long-term sobriety. Tonight,...info_outline Hope and Optimism - Recovered 1339
Hope and optimism in a recovery program not only benefit you on a personal level but also strengthen the overall recovery community. When you share stories of hope and demonstrate optimism, you inspire others struggling with addiction. The power of hope is contagious, igniting a sense of belief and determination in those who may have lost sight of their own potential. Additionally, a positive and hopeful atmosphere within the recovery community fosters support, encouragement, and a sense of belonging, all of which are crucial for long-term recovery success. Tonight, we talk about Finding Hope...info_outline A New Pair of Glasses Chuck C Part 6 - Recovered 1340
Chuck C. from Laguna Beach, CA doing his workshop "A New Pair of Glasses" at the Pala Mesa Retreat - January 1975 Premium Membership Information Sustaining Partner Information Episode Partner Donationinfo_outline A New Pair of Glasses Chuck C Part 5 - Recovered 1338
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The traditions protect the group in much the same way as the steps protect our sobriety
Tradition Two Reads:
For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
What is a group?
Is this different than a meeting?
What is a group conscience?
How are they held?
What is the format?
Who runs the group?
Is this hard to believe?
Have you ever had a moment when you were convinced that God must be running the group?
Have you ever had a moment when you doubted God was running the group?
Have you ever started a meeting or organized a group event?
Have you ever fallen into the thought trap that you were the boss?
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What are elder statesmen?
Tell us about their opinions and example.
Are they important?
Do we value them?
Where are they?
Am I absolutely trustworthy, even in secret, with AA Twelfth Step jobs or other AA responsibility?
Do I look for credit in my AA jobs? Praise for my AA ideas?
Do I have to save face in group discussion, or can I yield in good spirit to the group conscience and work cheerfully along with it?
Although I have been sober a few years, am I still willing to serve my turn at AA chores?
In group discussions, do I sound off about matters on which I have no experience and little knowledge?
What would you say to the new guy?