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Tradition 2 - Recovered 589

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Release Date: 04/01/2015

Perseverance - Recovered 1161 show art Perseverance - Recovered 1161

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The first key to persistence is to create for yourself a compelling vision for your recovery. Too often, people focus on what they don’t want to happen.

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Discipline - Recovered 1159 show art Discipline - Recovered 1159

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Self-discipline is the willingness to put some limitations on behavior in order to gain something or make life better.

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Humility - Recovered 1157 show art Humility - Recovered 1157

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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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Willingness - Recovered 1155 show art Willingness - Recovered 1155

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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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Integrity - Recovered 1152 show art Integrity - Recovered 1152

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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.

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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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Faith - Recovered 1148 show art Faith - Recovered 1148

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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 - Recovered 1146 show art Hope - Recovered 1146

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

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Honesty - Recovered 1144 show art Honesty - Recovered 1144

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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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Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1142 show art Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1142

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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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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?

How often?

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?

What happened?

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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?

Final Thoughts?