The need for ego reduction. It is common knowledge that a return of the full-fledged ego can happen at any time. Years of sobriety are no insurance against its resurgence. No AA's, regardless of their veteran status, can ever relax their guard against a reviving ego. The function of surrender in AA is now clear. It produces that stopping by causing the individual to say, "I quit. I give up on my headstrong ways. I've learned my lesson." Very often for the first time in that individual's adult career, he has encountered the necessary discipline that halts him in his headlong pace. Actually, he is lucky to have within him the capacity to surrender. It is that which differentiates him from the wild animals. And this happens because we can surrender and truly feel, "Thy will, not mine, be done. "Unfortunately, that ego will return unless the individual learns to accept a disciplined way of life, which means the tendency toward ego comeback is permanently checked. This is not news to AA members. They have learned that a single surrender is not enough. Under the wise leadership of the AA "founding fathers" the need for continued endeavor to maintain that miracle has been steadily stressed. The Twelve Steps urge repeated inventories, not just one, and the Twelfth Step is in itself a routine reminder that one must work at preserving sobriety. Moreover, it is referred to as Twelfth Step work—which is exactly what it is. By that time, the miracle is for the other person. -Dr. Harry M. Tiebout, M.D. The Recovery Effect Podcast – Episode 23: Our Greatest Enemy, Part 1 http://therecoveryeffect.com/podcast/podcast23/
Super training this evening. Starting with a cozy DHL relay - 5 km in surprisingly 17.02. Then good company, beer and company with the #topastravel team. After that 4 hours trudging on and of roads in the night. With help from Good old Tom Waits I finally found the mental power for #gobiultra400 and now Really looking forward to the race! #trudge #ryderseyeweardk #orbilocsafetyrunners #outyourmoneyonme #5km #400km #compressportdk #testinggear #gripgrab #nightrunning #tailwindnutrition #nowbedtime #salamander
In 2016, during a drug induced attempt at becoming an artistI, this canvas was a complete disaster. I found it on my 30 day sobriety marker and was going to throw it away. Then I remembered that a friend asked me to paint a broncos logo for him. So tonight, on my 45th day of sobriety, I put paint to "disastrous canvas" and made something special out of it. #Paint #acrylic #oil #sharpie #montanapaint #liquitex #Instagram #Insta #Canvas #DenverBroncos #Color #Layers #Positivity #Football #Trudge #soberiety #soberissexy #art #instaart #ColoradoGraffiti #coloradonative #native #coloradoart #haskelart
The Journey. #walkwithfaith #journey #mydestiny #path #trudge #poetry #prose #poet #writer #photography #artistsoninstagram #poetsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #wordporn #mythoughts #soul #recovery #rebirth #creativity #life #inspiration #8years #mynameisdope
Found a new favorite place with one of my favorite people (@drewl777 of course!). We camped at Priest Hole and hiked the 6.5 miles back to the Painted Hills, and the view the entire way was simply awe-inspiring. From the rolling red rock hills to the flourishing river oases, everywhere we looked there was something new and incredible to see. So grateful to have had this experience. Also grateful to the many people who stopped to offer us help/a ride! Thanks guys, but we're actually doing this on purpose haha. 🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵🌵 #johnday #blm #paintedhills #adventure #sorrydrew #bestfriend #hike #nature #nofilter #trudge #oasis #river #landscape #desert #desertoasis #girlswhohike #oregon #exploregon #community #grateful #happyplace #optoutside #camping #roadtrip
I am really trying, this one arm lifestyle, massive work schedule , restricted diet ( self imposed )and exhaustion are making me #mentallytired - forget about physically tired - right now I'm really in my own head and for the first time in over 5 years I find the motivation to #workout everyday practicality impossible- but I gave it an #effort tonight , but I am so far from my best I can't even see it anymore, so I #trudge on - I think end of October is earliest I will be able to #gohard but whenever that day arrives I #pledge to be the #fittest ever - in the mean time I limp along - you never get anywhere if you only walk on sunny days - ok time for small dinner - #fitfam #abs #fitdad #fitover45 #noquit in me , but it is not easy
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When we became alcoholics, crushed by a self-imposed crisis we could not postpone or evade, we had to fearlessly face the proposition that either God is everything or else He is nothing. God either is, or He isn’t. What was our choice to be? The Recovery Effect Podcast – Episode 3: The Highest Thing a Human Being Will Ever Know http://therecoveryeffect.com/podcast/podcast3/
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The alcoholic is like a tornado roaring his way through the lives of others. Hearts are broken. Sweet relationships are dead. Affections have been uprooted. Selfish and inconsiderate habits have kept the home in turmoil. We feel a man is unthinking when he says that sobriety is enough. He is like the farmer who came up out of the cyclone cellar to find his home ruined. To his wife, he remarked, “Don’t see anything the matter here, Ma. Ain’t it grand the wind stopped blowing’?” Yes, there is a long period of reconstruction ahead. The Recovery Effect Podcast – Episode 11: Do We Believe In the Principles? http://therecoveryeffect.com/podcast/podcast11/
￼ We have shown how we got out from under. You say, “Yes, I’m willing. The Recovery Effect Podcast – Episode 3: The Highest Thing a Human Being Will Ever Know
￼ After an act of surrender, the individual reports a sense of unity, of ended struggles, of no longer divided inner counsel. He knows the meaning of inner wholeness and, what is more, he knows from immediate experience the feeling of being wholehearted about anything. He recognizes for the first time how insincere his previous protestations actually were. If he is a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, he travels around to meetings proclaiming the need for honesty -- usually, at the start of his pilgrimage, with a certain amount of surprise and wonder in his voice. Quite frankly, before he was able to embrace the program, he had no idea he was a liar, dishonest in his thoughts; but now that A.A. is making sense -- that is, he is accepting A.A. wholeheartedly and without reservations -- he sees that previously he had never truly accepted anything. The A.A. speaker does not follow through to state that, formerly, all he had been doing was complying; but if asked, he nods his head in vigorous assent, saying, "That's exactly what I was doing." A more articulate individual, after a little thought, added: "You know, when I think back on it, that was all I knew how to do. I supposed that was the way it was with everybody. I could not conceive of really giving up. The best I could do was comply, which meant I never really wanted to quit drinking, I can see it all now but I certainly couldn't then." Obviously this speaker is reporting the loss of his compliant tendencies, occurring,' let it be noted, when he gave up, surrendered, and thus was able wholeheartedly to follow the A.A. program. Let it further be noted that this new honesty arises automatically, spontaneously; the individual does not have the slightest inkling that this development is in prospect. It represents a deep unconscious shift in attitude and one certainly for the better. —— Harry M. Tiebout, M.D. The Recovery Effect Podcast – Episode 1: Powerless
Arrived 4 hours ago after yucky delays. If I was still a party animal I would for sure be getting fired today cos the thought of work is terrifying enough minus the hangover 😝. #backtolifebacktoreality #workworkwork #homesweethome #trudge #walkingonair #noholidayblueshere
￼ Remember it was agreed at the beginning we would go to any lengths for victory over alcohol. AA BB Into Action The Recovery Effect Podcast – Episode 14: What It Takes To Succeed
￼ Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we know only a little. God will constantly disclose more to you and to us. Ask Him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick. The answers will come, if your own house is in order. But obviously you cannot transmit something you haven’t got. See to it that your relationship with Him is right, and great events will come to pass for you and countless others. This is the Great Fact for us. Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows. Clear away the wreckage of your past. Give freely of what you find and join us. We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny. May God bless you and keep you—until then. The Recovery Effect Podcast – Episode 11: Do We Believe In the Principles?
Give yourself credit when credit is due. #mondaymantra #monday #mondaysurvivor #mondaymotivation #mantra #mantramonday #mm #selflove #selfcare #selfesteem #recovery #recoveryispossible #lablife #labl #forgive #forgiveyourself #trudge #forgivedontforget #giveyourselfgrace #grace #foryou #addictionisreal #addictionrecovery #addiction #sober #soberlife #soberthoughts #soberrecovery #recoveryquotes
His alcoholic problem was so complex, and his depression so great, that we felt his only hope would be through what we then called “moral psychology,’’ and we doubted if even that would have any effect. I earnestly advise every alcoholic to read this book through, and though perhaps he came to scoff, he may remain to pray. William D. Silkworth, M.D. For we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick. When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally and physically. AA BB How It Works http://therecoveryeffect.com/podcast/ 22 Episodes with insightful information for treating the Soul through Moral Change
From my friends at @my_healing_journey_222, this is so true! Learn where you do from who you do! That's my philosophy: get it where you can! #conciergesobrietyservices #soberpolarbear #livingclean #sobriety #trudge #experiencedbasedlife #rule62 #psstimfuckeduptoo #weallare #beautyandwonder
The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God’s universe. The central fact of our lives today is the absolute certainty that our Creator has entered into our hearts and lives in a way which is indeed miraculous. He has commenced to accomplish those things for us which we could never do by ourselves. If you are as seriously alcoholic as we were, we believe there is no middle-of-the-road solution. We were in a position where life was becoming impossible, and if we had passed into the region from which there is no return through human aid, we had but two alternatives: One was to go on to the bitter end, blotting out the consciousness of our intolerable situation as best we could; and the other, to accept spiritual help. This we did because we honestly wanted to, and were willing to make the effort. The Recovery Effect Podcast – Episode 16: How To Never Go Wrong By Doing What’s Right http://therecoveryeffect.com/podcast/podcast16/
Some of our alcoholic readers may think they can do without spiritual help. Let us tell you the rest of the conversation our friend had with his doctor. The doctor said: “You have the mind of a chronic alcoholic. I have never seen one single case recover, where that state of mind existed to the extent that it does in you.’’ Our friend felt as though the gates of hell had closed on him with a clang. He said to the doctor, “Is there no exception?’’ “Yes,’’ replied the doctor, “there is. Exceptions to cases such as yours have been occurring since early times. Here and there, once in a while, alcoholics have had what are called vital spiritual experiences. To me these occurrences are phenomena. They appear to be in the nature of huge emotional displacements and rearrangements. Ideas, emotions, and attitudes which were once the guiding forces of the lives of these men are suddenly cast to one side, and a completely new set of conceptions and motives begin to dominate them. In fact, I have been trying to produce some such emotional rearrangement within you. With many individuals the methods which I employed are successful, but I have never been successful with an alcoholic of your description.” Upon hearing this, our friend was somewhat relieved, for he reflected that, after all, he was a good church member. This hope, however, was destroyed by the doctor’s telling him that while his religious convictions were very good, in his case they did not spell the necessary vital spiritual experience. Here was the terrible dilemma in which our friend found himself when he had the extraordinary experience, which as we have already told you, made him a free man. We, in our turn, sought the same escape with all the desperation of drowning men. What seemed at first a flimsy reed, has proved to be the loving and powerful hand of God. A new life has been given us or, if you prefer, “a design for living’’ that really works. AA BB There Is A Solution/(the psychiatrist, Dr. Jung) The Recovery Effect Podcast – Episode 11: Do We Believe In the Principles? http://therecoveryeffect.com/podcast/podcast11/
Dieses schnieke Buch hab ich heute Nachmittag angefangen & bisher sagt es mir zum Glück zu - nicht so wie meine eBook-Lektüre #Trudge .. Der #Klappentext von "Am Ende aller Zeiten" : Wie weit würdest du gehen … für die, die du liebst? Edgar Hill ist Mitte dreißig, und er hat sein Leben gründlich satt. Unzufrieden mit sich und seinem Alltag in Schottland als Angestellter, Familienvater und Eigenheimbesitzer, fragt er sich vor allem eins: Hat das alles irgendwann einmal ein Ende? Er ahnt nicht, dass sich die Katastrophe bereits anbahnt. Als das Ende kommt, kommt es von oben: Ein dramatischer Asteroidenschauer verwüstet die Britischen Inseln. Das Chaos ist gigantisch, die Katastrophe total. Ganze Städte werden ausgelöscht. Straßen, das Internet, die Zivilisation selbst gehören plötzlich der Vergangenheit an. England liegt in Schutt und Asche. Ist dies der Weltuntergang? - Edgar und seine Familie werden während der Evakuierung voneinander getrennt, und ihm bleibt nur eine Wahl: Will er Frau und Kinder jemals wiedersehen, muss er 500 Meilen weit laufen, durch ein zerstörtes Land und über die verbrannte Erde, von Edinburgh nach Cornwall. Zusammen mit einigen wenigen Gefährten begibt sich Edgar Hill auf einen Ultra-Marathon durch ein sterbendes Land. Doch sein Weg ist gefährlich: Im postapokalyptischen England kämpft jeder gegen jeden ums blanke Überleben. - - - Was lest ihr grad so? 📖 #currentlyreading #Apokalypse #EndeGelände
Our approach is somewhat as follows: We endeavor to impress upon the patient that his condition is physical and not mental as regards the drug; that the reasons he gives for drinking (social and financial problems, escape from a feeling of inferiority, etc.) are but alibis. He has a medical problem to face, that a law of nature is working inexorably in his case as in a diabetic. We define allergy and interpret its characteristics, until we are sure he has grasped the fundamental nature of the case. He can then appreciate that only by entirely avoiding the toxic factor, alcohol, can he avoid an “attack” of alcoholism. If we can bring our detoxicated and cell normalized patient who has lost his craving for alcohol, to this viewpoint, he will be in a position to make a decision to forego its use. Without quibbling over words, we wish to differentiate between a decision and a resolution, or declaration, of which the alcoholic has probably made many. A resolution is an expression of a momentary emotional desire to reform. Its influence lasts only until he has an impulse to take a drink. A decision on the other hand, is the expression of a mental conviction, based on an intelligent conception of his condition. After a resolution is made the individual must fight constantly with himself; the old environmental forces are still arrayed against him, and he finally succumbs to his old means of escape. However, if he has made a decision, through understanding of facts appealing to his intelligence, he has changed his entire attitude. He can go back to his former environment, (without concern, because his craving has been counteracted), and meet his worries and disappointments as a normal person: he is free from all the emotional restrictions that formerly activated him to drink. No will power is needed because he is not tempted. We have seen this reasoning operate successfully in many cases, even as we have seen many failures following what we term resolutions or declarations. Silkworth, W.D. Alcoholism as a Manifestation of Allergy, Medical Record, March 17, 1937. The Recovery Effect Podcast – Episode 1: Powerless http://therecoveryeffect.com/podcast/podcast1/
Self portrait I'm working on. It still has a ways, but I'm liking the direction. . . . #paintingoftheday #painting #paint #drawingoftheday #drawing #oil #oilsketch #oilpainting #portraitoftheday #portrait #selfportrait #glasses #smirk #instagood #instaart #photooftheday #beard #guide #trudge
Since most of us are born with an abundance of natural desires, it isn’t strange that we often let these far exceed their intended purpose. When they drive us blindly, or we willfully demand that they supply us with more satisfactions or pleasures than are possible or due us, that is the point at which we depart from the degree of perfection that God wishes for us here on earth. That is the measure of our character defects, or, if you wish, of our sins. A.A. experience has taught us we cannot live alone with our pressing problems and the character defects which cause or aggravate them. If we have swept the searchlight of Step Four back and forth over our careers, and it has revealed in stark relief those experiences we’d rather not remember, if we have come to know how wrong thinking and action have hurt us and others, then the need to quit living by ourselves with those tormenting ghosts of yesterday gets more urgent than ever. We have to talk to somebody about them. The Recovery Effect Podcast – Episode 15: Emotional Sobriety http://therecoveryeffect.com/podcast15/ The Recovery Effect Podcast – Episode 22: Emotional Sobriety, Part 2 http://therecoveryeffect.com/podcast22/
Sooooooooo today's my Monday, I just put every cent I have towards bills, my apartment is a construction zone and I think I feel a sore throat coming on, but who cares, because take a look at PUG-YANG. #adultingsohard AND #adultingishard #pugs #pugyang #gratitude is an #action not a #feeling #trudge through it @loriannbrink it could be worse, we could still be in the bushes 🤷🏽♀️🌳
I love this! Thanks to my new friends @odaatclub for this gem! I struggled with this very thing for years into sobriety! It's a double-edged sword: either I come up better than the other person (which builds up my pride and ego) or I come up short compared to the other person (and that builds up my fear). The only true judge of growth is what I'm like now compared to what I used to be like! #thejourneyisthedestination #trudge #sobriety #soberpolarbear #conciergesobrietyservices #livingclean #nofear #noego #humility
It became clear that if we ever were to feel emotionally secure among grown-up people, we would have to put our lives on a give-and-take basis; we would have to develop the sense of being in partnership or brotherhood with all those around us. We saw that we would need to give constantly of ourselves without demands for repayment. When we persistently did this we gradually found that people were attracted to us as never before. And even if they failed us, we could be understanding and not too seriously affected. When we developed still more, we discovered the best possible source of emotional stability to be God Himself. We found that dependence upon His perfect justice, forgiveness, and love was healthy, and that it would work where nothing else would. If we really depended upon God, we couldn’t very well play God to our fellows nor would we feel the urge wholly to rely on human protection and care. These were the new attitudes that finally brought many of us an inner strength and peace that could not be deeply shaken by the shortcomings of others or by any calamity not of our own making. This new outlook was, we learned, something especially necessary to us alcoholics. For alcoholism had been a lonely business, even though we had been surrounded by people who loved us. But when self-will had driven everybody away and our isolation had become complete, it caused us to play the big shot in cheap barrooms and then fare forth alone on the street to depend upon the charity of passersby. We were still trying to find emotional security by being dominating or dependent upon others. Even when our fortunes had not ebbed that much and we nevertheless found ourselves alone in the world, we still vainly tried to be secure by some unhealthy kind of domination or dependence. For those of us who were like that, A.A. had a very special meaning. Through it we begin to learn right relations with people who understand us; we don’t have to be alone any more. More on Emotional Sobriety — The Recovery Effect Podcast – Episode 22: Emotional Sobriety, Part 2 http://therecoveryeffect.com/podcast22/
As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action. We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day “Thy will be done.’’ We are then in much less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry, self-pity, or foolish decisions. We become much more efficient. We do not tire so easily, for we are not burning up energy foolishly as we did when we were trying to arrange life to suit ourselves. It works—it really does. We alcoholics are undisciplined. So we let God discipline us in the simple way we have just outlined. But this is not all. There is action and more action. “Faith without works is dead.’’ TheRecoveryEffect.com The Recovery Effect Podcast – Episode 2: Cause And Effect http://therecoveryeffect.com/podcast2/
We shall now try to tell very briefly the most satisfactory answer to chronic alcoholism after detoxification that we know, although the psychic phenomenon that transfers a person from an alcoholic to a nonalcoholic could be more easily discussed if we understood better the original cause of his compulsion to drink. Also, we must emphasize that unfortunately in presenting a possible relief for the alcoholic, reservation must be made as to its application, and suitable types must be selected. Not over fifty percent can or will follow the mental discipline that must be experienced to obtain relief by the method we are about to describe.
Moreover, to introduce a semi-religious note into a medical article there must be enough solid sense behind the sentiment to make it really practical.
Some seven years ago an alcoholic developed an idea which while not new in itself was unique in its application. It would take too long to tell the story here but perhaps the fundamental principle of this plan is that the alcoholic for reasons best understood by psychiatrists is not sufficient unto himself. He is not the captain of his own soul.
The approach to this plan, by means of which forces within the man are put to work, must be through the medium of a former alcoholic who has received help by the same means. You will be gratified at the confidence these ex—alcoholic men and women instill into the skeptical or reluctant alcoholic.
These men and women form into groups, the agreed purpose of which is not only to help themselves but to convey the plan to others in distress and in this way come again to realize the real joy of living. Dr. William D. Silkworth Medical Record, Vol. 154, , August 1941
Having made our personal inventory, what shall we do about it? We have been trying to get a new attitude, a new relationship with our Creator, and to discover the obstacles in our path. We have admitted certain defects; we have ascertained in a rough way what the trouble is; we have put our finger on the weak items in our personal inventory. Now these are about to be cast out. This requires action on our part, which, when completed, will mean that we have admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our defects. The Recovery Effect Podcast – Episode 12: How To Be The Person You Know You Are http://therecoveryeffect.com/podcast12/
And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation—some fact of my life —unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in God’s world by mistake. Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes. AABB page 417 TheRecoveryEffect.com The Recovery Effect Podcast – Episode 15: Emotional Sobriety http://therecoveryeffect.com/podcast15/
The greastest gift that can come to anybody is a spiritual awakening. Without doubt this would be the certain verdict of every well-recovered alcoholic in AA's entire fellowship. So, then, what is this "spiritual awakening," this "transforming experience"? How can we receive it and what does it do? To begin with, a spiritual awakening is our means of finding sobriety. And to us of AA sobriety means life itself. We know that a spiritual experience is the key to survival from alcoholism and that for most of us it is the only key. We must awake or we die. So we do awake, and we are sober. Then what? Is sobriety all that we are to expect of a spiritual awakening? Again, the voice of AA speaks up. No, sobriety is only a bare beginning, it is only the first gift of the first awakening. If more gifts are to be received, our awakening has to go on. And if it does go on, we find that bit by bit we can discard the old life—the one that did not work—for a new life that can and does work under any conditions whatever. Regardless of worldly success or failure, regardless of pain or joy, regardless of sickness or health or even of death itself, a new life of endless possibilities can be lived if we are willing to continue our awakening.
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SINCE BECOMING a side-line observer of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1939, my approach to alcoholism has undergone an almost total reorientation. For the first time I saw what peace of mind means in the achievement of sobriety and I began to consider the emotional factors involved from a very different viewpoint. In A.A. meetings, the role of resentments was a recurrent theme. This seemed significant. Continuing this line of observation, I found that another enemy of sobriety was defiance, which had already described as "defiant individuality," a major hallmark of the personality of alcoholics.
Another significant emphasis in A.A. was humility and "hitting bottom," completely new points of emphasis for me. It was clear that if the individual remained stiff-necked he would continue to drink, but I could not see why. Finally the presence of an apparently unconquerable ego became evident. It was this ego which had to become humble. Then the role of hitting bottom, which means reaching a feeling of personal helplessness, began to be clear. It was this process that produced in the ego an awareness of vulnerability, initiating the positive phase. In hitting bottom the ego becomes tractable and is ready for humility. The conversion experience has started. Harry M. Tiebout, M.D
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If we examine every disturbance we have, great or small, we will find at the root of it some unhealthy dependency and its consequent demand. Let us, with God's help, continually surrender these hobbling demands. Then we can be set free to live and love; we may then be able to gain emotional sobriety. Of course, I haven't offered you a really new idea ... only a gimmick that has started to unhook several of my own "hexes" at depth. Nowadays my brain no longer races compulsively in either elation, grandiosity or depression. I have been given a quiet place in bright sunshine. Bill W. http://TheRecoveryEffect.com and on iTunes & Stitcher Podcast Episode 15 Emotional Sobriety http://therecoveryeffect.com/podcast15/
The Red by Chevelle (Part 1). I love when masses of people are singing along at concerts. 🤘🎶🎸 @getmorechevelle @thepeteloeffler @dumpsterfire1 #chevelle #thered #tulsa #tulsaok #rock #rocker #rockmusic #legendary #alternativemetal #guitarplayer #singing #singer #peteloeffler #favoriteband #favoritesongs #iloverock #iloverockmusic #hardrock #trudge #68time #triplet #meter #awesome #singalong #liftyourvoices
As in so many things, especially with we alcoholics, our History is our Greatest Asset!.. We each arrived at the doors of AA with an intensive and lengthy "History of Things That Do Not Work" .. Today, In AA and In Recovery, Our History has added an intensive and lengthy "History of Things That DO Work!!" and We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it!!
"I just know that you are expected, at some point, to do more than carry the message of A.A. to other alcoholics. In A.A. we aim not only for sobriety - we try again to become citizens of the world that we rejected, and of the world that once rejected us. This is the ultimate demonstration toward which twelfth step work is the first but not the final step." Bill W. The Recovery Effect Podcast Episode 11 - Do We Believe in The Principles http://therecoveryeffect.com/podcast11/