In your interactions with others, how do you find harmony? Do you sometimes feel that you are not heard? How do Concepts 4 and 5 help? Concept 4 says “Participation is the key to harmony.” and concept 5 states “The rights of appeal and petition protect minorities and insure that they be heard.”
- How do you understand Concept 4, “Participation is the key to harmony”?
- What can I do to participate more fully?
- When I participate in a group, do I feel more a part of it?
- When I feel part of a group, is it easier for me to be in harmony with its workings?
- Do I participate actively in my Al-Anon group? In other groups in my life?
- How do my relationships benefit when I participate fully in all areas of my life?
- How do I let others participate?
- What if I disagree with a decision of the majority? Can I still be heard?
- In Al-Anon?
- In my workplace?
- In my family?
- With my friends?
- How willing am I to listen to Al-Anon? my family? at work?
- How do the “rights of appeal and petition” help me find my voice when I am in the minority?
- Why is it important that minority opinions be expressed and heard?
- How has learning that I have a right to speak up changed the way I feel about myself?
- When is it just as important to keep my opinion to myself as it is to share it?
- How can concept 5 help me change how I feel about people who disagree with me?
- What can I do when I react negatively to someone’s opinion?
- How can I use steps 1-3 and “Let Go and Let God” in conjunction with these two concepts?
- Final words?
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