acceptance

humanity – a meditation

  What would happen to our recovery if it depended completely on one or two well-intentioned but fallible human beings? How Al-Anon Works, p. 123 (tradition 12). My recovery would fail, that is my answer to that question. I think that is why I used to be so “unserene” before my recovery program. I used…

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forcing solutions – a meditation

  Calvin: You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don’t help. Hobbes: Well, you’ve done all you can do. Calvin & Hobbes I love this quote because, for one, it’s Calvin & Hobbes. And, two, it’s so true for my life now that I am in recovery. In the past, when I…

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Step 6 – Episode 28

Step 6 says “[We] were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.” What are “defects of character.” What does “entirely ready” mean? How do we become entirely ready? What if we like some of our defects? How can we become ready to have them removed? Spencer, Kelli, and special guest host…

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Father – a meditation

  My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. — Jim Valvano I am a father. When my children were young, I tried to shape their values and their beliefs, in the hope that they would become people I could be proud of. As they grew, they…

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change – a meditation

  The secret to change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new. Socrates Acceptance does not come naturally to me. By default, I am more likely to spend time going over all the mistakes I made over and over again in painstaking detail. I used to think…

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