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Alienation and Loneliness - Recovered 1051

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Release Date: 01/07/2020

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Feelings of alienation and loneliness are difficult, but they are also normal.
They are a part of the human experience shared by all, whether recovering or not. Many deep thinking philosophers have attempted to make meaning of it these emotions. We all try to find ways to bear what sometimes feels unbearable.

Spiritual traditions also describe these negative emotions. Some have talked about these feelings as a sense of disconnection from the divine. The fact that so many philosophers and spiritual figures have grappled with alienation and loneliness is an indication of how pervasive these experiences are, But really, it shows us how normal they are, how much alienation and loneliness are simply a part of life.

Tonight, we talk about Alienation and Loneliness

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To recovering alcoholics in early sobriety, alienation and loneliness need to be addressed right away. If they are not, the consequences could be dire. As our slogan warns, never get too hungry, angry, lonely, or tired.

But we never promise that you'll never be lonely. Just that you should be aware when you are lonely and that you have recovery options that can help. Feelings of loneliness, isolation, and alienation are part of ordinary human experience. Recovery isn’t about getting rid of uncomfortable or unwanted feelings –rather, it’s about learning how to deal with normal difficult daily life. Life on its own terms.

What are loneliness and alienation to you?
Have you ever experienced alienation and loneliness during the holidays?
How about this year, what has been your experience?
How do you help your sponsees with these emotions?
Have you ever talked with someone who told you they are lonely and that surprised you because they mask their loneliness so well?

The following bullets, for Anna
Our plans this year.
How did we feel about these plans?
How did these feelings change over time? Why?

Why do people isolate?
Why do you isolate?
What is loneliness to you?
How does loneliness and being alone differ?
Feeling alone in a crowd is uncomfortable and common, what can help?
Do you enjoy being alone?

How does isolation lead to depression?
How can therapy help?
How can service work help?
How can prayer help?
How can friends help?

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We asked our listeners,
How do you avoid being alone?

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Alienation and Loneliness

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What would you say to the new guy about Alienation and Loneliness?

So Remember; abandon yourself to God and admit your faults. Clear away the wreckage of your past and give freely. God bless and see you next time.