Saturday, October 19, 2013

I'm writing a 4th Step inventory again

That's right. Doing the steps again. Why, because that's what the book says to do. I also agreed at the beginning to go to any length for victory over alcohol.
So what do you one-time-through live-in-10-11-and-12ers think of that?
If it pisses you off, it's because you must defend your stance. If it doesn't piss you off then you're doing fine and don't need to worry about it.
I saw a guy at our convention this last weekend. I talked about doing another set of steps and his head turned purple as he told me how that was bullshit.
I did not defend nor get a stir. But I wished I'd have posed this question... Did you get something out of your first time through or last time through the steps? If so, then why in the fuck would you deny yourself that experience again? Has your ego not rebuilt? Mine has snd I aim to get to the bottom of it. Hope to be 5th stepping this soon.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Relapse? Here's something to think about.

So I dared venture over to SR and ask a question. It went like such:

How long do you have to quit before you can relapse? I quit at least once a week. By the end of the day I was drinking again. If I wasn't drinking by the end of the day it was a sign I was dead serious about quitting. I could drag it out to two days. But just like clockwork, there I was. Drinking again. There's times I managed to throw in a continuous week. These weeks were sincere hardcore attempts at quitting too. So the question is, what's the difference between relapsing and having never quit in the first place?

Some of the responses lead me to believe that we have some concerns as to what relapse is or isn't. Then some lead me to believe that some people can't read. Go scope out the responses I got and give me input as to the responses as well as the question I posed. I personally don't see how anyone gets sober using that resource.


Friday, October 4, 2013

A.A. meeting shares

What and how do you share at meetings? Should you share? .
. I think you should share at a meeting any time you're called on especially in a closed A.A. meeting. . paragra
. You should never share if you're not alky. .
. I always share where I am in the step mostly associated with the topic or the tradition. From that place, you can contribute whatever is needed in that meeting or that group. .
Paragraph .
If you just spit out the truth you've got nothing to worry about. You don't have to remember anything, you don't have to memorize anything, etc. Share where you're at or your most recent and relevant experience and you can't go wrong. . paragraph . If you do steps yearly, all the better. This way you're well versed with fresh experience and you have something to offer. I don't go to a meeting to vent or lay any shit on a group. This is what lunches or after meeting talks are for.