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Old 07-10-2019, 03:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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It teaches you how to handle sobriety...


I'm a firm believer in the suggestion that, AA, in mine and others case, the contents of the Big Book read, marked and learned from whilst at the same time listening to as recording of one of 'Joe & Charlie:Big Book Study Meetings' will set many of those. Like I was for many years, on the road to recovery. Proof of which,a day at a time has led to my sobriety going through a hopefully,lasting and prolonged period of what is now, well over 11 years!

Which, considering up to the date it started, I never thought I'd go without drinking, is nothing short of a miracle...

Accepting that giving up drinking itself,wasn't easy but it paled into insignificance against the challenge and joy found in learning to live in sobriety, an opportunity not to be missed by anyone....drunk or sober.

Alcoholism is sometimes called the 'Disease of Perception', and as the Ancient Stoics told us, change your perception.Change your life,for the better...
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Thanks for the reminder that there's more to recovery than just quitting drinking. We really do need to learn to live in a whole new way.
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'We must be ever vigilant'...

I think the phrase in the Big Book suggesting that 'We must be ever vigilant'....says it all.There's no room for complacency in anyone's recovery, I try every day to make mine a way of life more fun that way and you get the best out of it and yourself...
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The Ancient Stoic philosophers, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius and Seneca,overseen by Socrates, aka 'The Father of Philosophy',can teach us a lot about living sober.

I like Epictetus for saying that if a person drinks a lot of wine, you should not call them a drunk, but simply say they drink in abundance. For there may be ,hitherto unknown reasons that cause them to do this...
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