Unity - Recovered 886
Release Date: 01/23/2018
Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997info_outline Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps Part 2 - Recovered 1190
Milt L. from Cleveland, OH speaking on "Dumb Guy Approach to the 12 Steps" in San Diego, CA - June 21st 1997info_outline Popsicle Sticks - Recovered 1188
I first experienced “Popsicle Sticks” at the Thursday Midnight night meeting at the Northwest Alano Club in Wayne Michigan. At first I hated it, then I got used to it, then it became my favorite meeting.info_outline Self Care - Recovered 1187
Self-care looks different for everyone, and that’s okay.info_outline Loneliness - Recovered 1186
It is no more cowardly to use help in recovering from a drinking problem, than it is, to use a crutch if you have a broken leg. A crutch is a beautiful thing, to those who need it.info_outline First Things First - Recovered 1185
The rhythm of our own special routine has a soothing effect, and an apt principle around which to organize some orderliness is—yes, “First Things First.”info_outline Getting Rest - Recovered 1183
For at least three reasons, people who drink heavily often cannotinfo_outline Serenity Prayer - Recovered 1181
Serenity is like a gyroscope that lets us keep our balance no matter what turbulence swirls around us. And that is a state of mind worth aiming for.info_outline Smartphone Therapy - Recovered 1179
When we stopped drinking, we were told repeatedly to get A.A. people’s telephone numbers, and instead of drinking, to phone or text these people.info_outline Changing Routines - Recovered 1177
Some of us insist that it was never the availability of the beverage that led us to drink, any more than the immediate unavailability kept us from that drink we really wanted. We live in a drinking society and we cannot avoid the presence of alcoholic beverages forever.info_outline
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Tradition One states:
Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.
Sue, from my home group provided this from NA’s Basic Text on Unity.
The second Legacy, Unity (Body) suggests we join a homegroup and participate in the meetings. In early sobriety, meetings and fellowship with recovered alcoholics can help to keep a newcomer sober until they have completed their steps.
More importantly, the group and its members are responsible for making sure that the door to the meeting is open and there for the newcomer.
What does unity mean go you?
Why is AA Unity important?
How has unity helped your recovery?
@ Mark...I think that AA Unity, when related to group conscious, means doing what is best for the group and not what is necessarily best for me. I did not get very far by getting my way all the time
Do you have a group that you are committed to and involved with?
Do you participate Group Conscious meetings?
Do you follow the 12 Traditions?
Unity asks me to practice acceptance when the group conscience goes against
AA Unity does not mean harmony.
What is the difference between unity and harmony?
How can a group not have harmony yet have unity?
How can a group make mistakes, make wrong decisions, yet still have unity?
How can you contribute to AA unity?
How can you have unity with someone you don’t like?
What would you say to the new guy?