Anyone feel like they are waiting for something to happen?

Old 01-15-2013, 07:31 AM
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Reading these posts this morning - makes me feel less numb and more hopeful - I couldnt ask for anything more - you all are awesome!
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:25 AM
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Coldfusion -
Agnostic night? That sounds great! I tried AA my last time around got a sponsor who quit me after I kept on about my higher power problem. Not blaming the sponser or AA for my return to drink that was all me.
But If I could find that group...I know the meeting could meet me halfway.
Im gonna look right now, I have doubts where I live I can find one.
Thanks for giving me a new thing to look for in my active participatory recovery!
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:42 AM
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Coldfusion -Agnostic night?
I need to be careful about what I say here--the meeting is called "Mindfulness," Monday nights on Orcas Island, Washington (I just blew my cover...). It is not necessarily an "agnostic" meeting. Until January, there was no meeting here on Monday nights.

We take down the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions posters then pass around various versions of twelve steps. There is a differently worded introduction, and we close with silent meditation instead of prayer. Other than that, it functions the same as a regular meeting , but the theme is "Mindfulness."
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:55 AM
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didn't mean to call you out...going to an open meeting at 12...just to see...
Still - I want to go to that meeting you have got.
you still have helped me, gold star!
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:07 PM
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how long sober were you when you stopped feeling stuck in time DB? thanks.
I think there's really something to the first 90 days. Still not perfect, but got notably better past that point.
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Thanks DB.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:40 AM
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Funny you say this because I have been feeling like this too. I don't know if it's because I am thinking things should start happening because I am now sober or what. Yesterday I was thinking about how I am just a simple human being living a pretty simple life. Sometimes that's enough for me. Sometimes I get bored but know that drinking is false excitement I crave. It would just be chaos.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:58 AM
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Years ago, back when I was attending AA, someone early in sobriety said "I can't seem to get motivated to do anything". Actually, the person asking the question was me.

I received a great response from an old timer. He said "you've been a human 'doing' for years..doing whatever it took to get drunk. Now it's time to be a human 'being'".

It made a lot of sense to me at the time. I used to be one of those perfection drinkers. Everything had to be in perfect order before I would allow myself to drink. From the outside my life looked like perfect little world but no one saw my insides and the unimaginable pain I was going through, mind, body, spirit and soul.

Although I no longer choose the AA path to recovery, I can draw on a lot of the experience and suggestions of others. And, honestly, during those years, I was so busy attending meetings, working and raising my children kept my plate full for many, many months.

Go easy on yourself. Just don't drink/drug, no matter what, ever.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:35 AM
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You will find purpose in time, just let yourself have time to heal and the joy will come back to you.
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