Happiness - Recovered 851
Release Date: 09/20/2017
Step Four of AA’s Twelve-Step Program of recovery is infamously the “scary” one, probably because it’s a crucial step towards effective and lasting recovery. Since the overall philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous is that alcoholism is just a symptom of a spiritual disease, the real problem is in character flaws that need to be faced and overcome. This requires an inventory that will become the blueprint for your success. The exact wording of step 4 is: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.. Tonight, we talk about Step 4 3:25 To skip the intro Penny, Jennifer,...info_outline Step 3 - Recovered 1255
Recovery is a spiritual process and step three is when the doors of hope, faith, and trust are opened. The essence of step three is turning over your will, getting out of the way, and being restored to reality, honesty, and peace of mind. When working on step three we take a look at how acting on self-will means behaving without any consideration for others, focusing only on what we want and ignoring the needs and feelings of others. While we were busy pursuing these impulses, we mostly left a path of destruction behind us, and we definitely lost touch with our Higher Power. The exact...info_outline Step 2 - Recovered 1253
Many of us also struggle with the words “power greater than ourselves,” interpreting that language to mean “God” or “organized religion.” However, this is not what that phrase means. Instead, these words typically refer to a mix of things like 12-step recovery groups, supportive friends and family, therapists, therapy groups, etc. For some of us, God and religion enter the mix; for others, not so much. Ultimately, the definition of “power greater than ourselves” depends as much on our personal belief system as anything else. So this step is less about God/religion and...info_outline Step 1 - Recovered 1252
The first step in 12 step recovery programs involves more than just admitting that there is a problem. It means breaking through the denial that has kept the person locked in their misery. The individual has to accept that they have been beaten by their addiction. The exact wording of this step is: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable. Tonight, we talk about Step 1. 3:25 To skip the intro This week, Nikki, Penny, Jennifer, Rebekah, Bryan, Tonja, Kim, Kendra, Karen, Chris, Tony, Sam, Chris, Falisha, Nicole, Laura, Audrey, Joel, Betsy,...info_outline Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1250
Popsicle Sticks is not really a topic but rather a style of meeting here in Southeast Michigan. Tonight, this show will be presented in the form of a popsicle stick meeting. A popsicle stick meeting is a meeting where we let our higher power determine what we need to share. 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. Tonight, we do popsicle sticks 3:25 To skip the intro This week, Todd, Betsy,...info_outline Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1248
Popsicle Sticks is not really a topic but rather a style of meeting here in Southeast Michigan. Tonight, this show will be presented in the form of a popsicle stick meeting. A popsicle stick meeting is a meeting where we let our higher power determine what we need to share. 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. Tonight, we do popsicle sticks 3:25 To skip the intro This week, Todd, Betsy,...info_outline Fear - Recovered 1246
When people give up abusing alcohol and drugs it does not mean that their trials in life are over. They are still going to have to deal with the ups and downs of life just like everyone else. The only difference will be that they won’t be hiding from reality through substance abuse. One of the things that people in recovery are almost certain to face is fear. It is unavoidable. Those in recovery are no longer interested in hiding from fear. Their focus is on learning to manage it effectively. Fear can be defined as a distressing emotion aroused by impending pain or danger. The trigger for...info_outline Artubus O Part 5 - Recovered 1251
Arbutus O'N. from Brownwood, TX speaking at Cedar River Roundup in Cedar Rapids, IA - May 5th 2002 For information on the Book "Powerless Not Helpless"info_outline Artubus O Part 4 - Recovered 1249
Arbutus O'N. from Brownwood, TX speaking at Cedar River Roundup in Cedar Rapids, IA - May 5th 2002 For information on the Book "Powerless Not Helpless"info_outline Artubus O Part 3 - Recovered 1247
Arbutus O'N. from Brownwood, TX speaking at the 3rd Anniversary Soberfest in Champaign, IL - October 9th 1993 For information on the Book "Powerless Not Helpless"info_outline
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I have come to know a lot of people in different stages of recovery. Some are happy and doing well and some are not. It’s clear that alcohol and drugs don’t lead to happiness. If you have worked the steps, you have learned that you used drugs and alcohol to cope with unwanted feelings. However, it’s been my experience that the amount of time spent sober doesn’t guarantee happiness and wellness, either.
So how do you find a feeling of satisfaction in your life and get over the feeling of depression in recovery? The answer lies within you.
Happiness in recovery is not a guarantee. The reality is that everyone is responsible for their own happiness. However, for some, it’s not easy for them to reach it. The path to happiness requires work on our part and doesn’t require a lot of money or worldly success.
Let’s go to you first...
What was first to mind when you heard happiness was going to be the topic? Why?
What is happiness?
Can happiness last?
Is it guaranteed?
What made you happy before program?
What made you happy in early recovery?
What makes you happy today?
What steps help with happiness and why?
What slogans help with happiness and why?
What prayers help with happiness and why?
How do you get happy?
How do you take care of yourself?
How do you give back?
Who are your loved ones that can bring you happiness?
What achieved goals gave you happiness?
How does forgiving give you happiness?
What is the difference between happiness and joy?
What os the difference between satisfaction and happiness?
What is the difference between serenity and happiness?
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