Peace of Mind - Recovered 658
Release Date: 12/22/2015
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Peace of mind can be defined as a State of being where people are unfazed with the ups and downs of life.
As an alcoholic,
I was unable to cope with the ups and downs of life and used alcohol as my solution,
my recovery rests on my ability to achieve serenity
so that I can cope without using alcohol.
As s codependent,
my serenity was based on how well I perceived Andrew, my qualifier, was doing.
In this case, Andrew's state and my ability to control,
was my drug addiction, i could not leave it alone.
If Andrew was ok, I was ok.
When Andrew was struggling, so was I.
How about you?
Before program, what was your understanding of serenity?
How did you achieve serenity or peace of mind before program?
Early in program, what was your initial reaction to the serenity prayer?
Did you try it?
What was your experience?
How was your understanding of higher power when you first came in?
How did your higher power relate to Peace of Mind when you were new?
What are the things that threaten your serenity?
Are they different today compared to before program?
Are they different from when you were new?
WE HAVE Calls
How does humility relate to peace of mind for you?
How does dependence (on job, money, people, sponsor, meetings,etc.) affect your serenity?
How does a sponsor help with serenity?
How do meetings help?
How does service work help?
Today, what tools, steps, slogans, prayers help to achieve Peace of Mind?
Slogans to ponder
Do the next right thing
Keep your side of the street clean
This too shall pass
Do I want to be right or do I want to be happy