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Meetings and Emptiness

Posted 05-30-2011 at 04:21 AM by eddie73

I have been going to meetings for several months now. I do feel that I have gained something from them. But I am tired of them. I could almost predict the script of the chair each night. I can almost predict the words spoken from the floor as well. It is a lunar way to round off the day. I wish I could say otherwise but I cant. I am taking a break from the rooms for a while. I will continue to pray to my higher power and stay on the sober path, one day at a time. But the meetings are out.
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    Eddie I'm sorry for your experience with meetings. I have found meetings to be somewhat varied where I live. Do you read the Big Book? have a sponsor? What about just inviting some sober friends out socially for awhile away from the meeting format? I know that AA has helped so many, but I say whatever you find helpful on your sober path embrace it. I, too am tired. Some AA folks are quite the preachers, but I have found a few kindred spirits there and that is what I hold most dear and precious these days. Peace to you.
    Posted 05-30-2011 at 10:40 AM by Irishcolleen24 Irishcolleen24 is offline
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    Hi there Irish Colleen,

    I have gone to meetings and done chairs. (not many). I feel a lot of frustration at the meetings, almost as if it is a club for people that cannot function in reality. So yeah, I am moving around different meetings, its hard to not be disillusioned with recovery and the way I feel, but I've got no choice but to carry on.
    Posted 06-24-2011 at 07:42 AM by eddie73 eddie73 is offline
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    Meeting are as important as our drug of choice was {alcohol
    or drugs** I never skipped a day for over 38 years ** except for 3 days in jail for public intox**

    I use to love to go to the bars every now and then I would
    go to a new one. The same thing with going to meetings find a new one but always have a home group and share the meeting, make coffee and make the new comer feel welcome.
    Posted 01-27-2012 at 04:55 PM by freedom1955 freedom1955 is offline

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