Personal Growth & Meditation

December 21, 2017

Became Entirely Ready

What is the meaning of the word defect? What is the meaning of the word shortcoming? Those are two words that we hear often when we […]
December 14, 2017
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Cultivating Tolerance

From Dr. Bob, July, 1944 During nine years in AA, I have observed that those who follow the Alcoholics Anonymous program with the greatest earnestness and […]
November 25, 2016
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Bondage of Self Exposed

When I asked God to relieve me of the BONDAGE OF SELF, I wasn’t sure what I was asking for—it was just part of the Third […]
August 30, 2016

Half Measures

Are you settling into a comfort pattern or falling into a rut? There are many practical suggestions in our AA literature that, if followed, would lead […]
April 8, 2016
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Fear in Recovery

Learning to Manage Fear in Recovery When people give up abusing alcohol and drugs it does not mean that their trials in life are over. They […]
April 8, 2016
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Practice Not Knowing

If you’ve been to at least a few AA meetings, odds are that you’ve heard someone say “Take the cotton out of your ears and put […]
February 29, 2016
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Forgiving Myself

Getting rid of guilty pain through corrective measures It seemed as though my Fourth Step had enough guilty substance to last several lifetimes. I have been […]
December 28, 2015
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The Benefits of Open-Mindedness in Recovery

An open-minded approach can be a crucial tool for people who are recovering from alcoholism. In Alcoholics Anonymous, it is common for members to admit that […]
December 28, 2015
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Remaining Teachable

One thing I have learned over the past few years is that I do not rest on my laurels. Sometimes this can be difficult, and why […]