Do you think you have to fix something as soon as you become aware of it? Do you find yourself springing into action even before you know what the problem is? Is it difficult to know if you’ve fully accepted something as a cue to take action? Join Spencer, Swetha, and Kelli as we talk about “the 3 A’s”, which are awareness, acceptance, and action.
We try to address these questions in our discussion.
- Briefly, what is your initial definition of the 3 A’s–how do they work for you?
- Do you think it’s important to work the 3 A’s in the order they were written? Why?
- Do the 3 A’s help to prevent you from taking “unnecessary” action?
- Are there any other al-anon tools that, for you, get grouped into the 3 A’s (patience, pause button, meditation, staying in the moment, etc?)
- Do the 3 A’s have anything to do with faith?
- Is it possible to know exactly when you have reached acceptance and can move into action?
Mark, in the chat room, contributed a 4th “A”: anxiety. We are all in for the 4 A’s: “Anxiety, Awareness, Acceptance, Action”.
Our topic for next week is setting boundaries without controlling. Please call us at 734-707-8795 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or experience, strength and hope. Or just leave a comment right here.
Music from the show
Florence and the Machine: Rabbit Heart
Sia: The Fight
Death Cab for Cutie: You Are a Tourist
Beth recommended the book,
Opening our Hearts, Transforming our Losses
She also wondered what happened to the song Hesitation Blues. Here’s a performance by Hot Tuna.
Charlie recommended the song Shave Yo’ Legs by Keb Mo
Loss and Grief
We had a couple of emails about loss and grief. We highly recommend checking out Episode 445 of our sister podcast Recovered. In this episode, Mark and Anna talk about the death of their older son from the disease of addiction, and how they are dealing with their grief and loss with the help of the program.