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|07-14-2011, 04:16 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2008
WE admitted WE were powerless....
I've been listening to some speaker tapes today and hit me the word we in step1.
When i finally realised i had step1 and admitted complete defeat i began to feel as though i belonged in AA. The previous 2 years i always felt a little different, i used to qualify step1 with i'm powerless today (but maybe one day.....you know the rest).
Coming to an AA meeting the very day after my last drink i felt this is home.
We admitted we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives have become unmanageable
There is no I in there.
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
~ Gautam Buddha
|07-14-2011, 09:13 PM||#2 (permalink)|
12-Step Recovered Alcoholic
Join Date: May 2010
"WE" used to really irritate me ......early in recovery.
Over time though, I began to understand that when I read that step, I interpreted WE as you but not me, not really me, anyway.
The information in step 1 had to go from my head to my heart......it had to become real for ME.
It also didn't help that I was soooooo damned manipulative that sometimes when I read "we" I took it to mean "I'll get you to do step 1 for me" so that I won't reeeeally have to do it.
Now, I've come to realize that WE doesn't necessarily mean all of us in AA. Some of our members are still where I was - either because they're new or because they're not able to make that transition from head-knowledge to heart-knowledge.
It's neat how that one simple word has changed so drastically over time.......
"We can't solve our problems using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein
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