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|02-07-2010, 05:40 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Good Orderly Direction
This was easy for me because "MY WAY DID NOT WORK"
I was in rehab when I did this step,...so I felt as though I was living it.
|02-08-2010, 04:43 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Don't resist, allow
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South East of England
My way didn't work either
"Know that at any moment in your life, you have the choice. You can either be a host to God,
or a hostage to your ego.
It's your call.
Stay inspired [in spirit]"
All quotes from first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous
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|02-08-2010, 04:46 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Living in Today!
"My Way" Was To Drink Until i Passed Out.. Then Come To and Start Again! (it was no way to live)
"We Realize We Know Only a Little. God Will Constantly Disclose More To You and to Us" BB 1st Edition p.164
|02-08-2010, 05:09 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2007
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good orderly direction by itself can't keep me sober, cause I am incapable of following G.O.D. at all times...I need something more powerful than that....
Copyright © 2010 - 2010 Ananda
You can't stop living just because it hurts a little - Ananda's Mom
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|02-08-2010, 07:32 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
As I've frequently posted on this forum, I was a life-long, staunch atheist when I started taking the Steps. I believed that belief in a higher power was a crutch for weak minded people who couldn't successfully face life.
Well, I was certainly in a position at that time where I couldn't successfully face life. I was definitely powerless. I was convinced of the hopelessness and futility of life as I had been living it. I knew I needed this power in my life. When it came to Step 2, and I had to confront the 'god' thing, my sponsor had me look at the bare minimum requirement on page 47. 'Do I know believe, or am I even willing to believe, that there is a power greater than myself?' The book assured me that upon that simple cornerstone, a wonderfully effective spiritual structure could be built.
What was asked of me was not easy. I had to set aside a life long belief system. I had to set aside my reliance on myself. The only way I was willing to do this was because I knew I was screwed. I knew I was beaten.
That cornerstone of willingness became the foundation for a wonderfullly effective spiritual structure. I didn't believe in a higher power, I didn't want to believe in a higher power, but I was willing to believe in one if it was required for me to get sober. With that willingness, I took Step 3 without any real belief. And I did the rest of the Steps and felt the conscious contact with that power, whatever it is.
Quotes from BB 1st Ed.
|02-15-2010, 08:32 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
|02-15-2010, 09:56 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Also "What do you have to loose?" really nailed my hard-headed arse to the wall..
"My solutions are the problem..."
Search the internet for the "Joe and Charlie Big Book Study .mp3" for an AA view on Alcoholism and a Solution to it.
Big Book quotes from 1st Ed. linked with permission of AA World Services, Inc.
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