If tempted, we recoil from it as if from a hot flame. ~ pg. 84 Big Book Most of us were not normal when it came to alcohol and other mood altering substances. We never will be. We are the same kids who when the hot flame burnt our fingers, we went back and tried… Read More Hot Flame
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. ~ Gandhi If you are wondering how you can be self-supporting on a limited budget, let me introduce you to the wonderful concept of service to others. Service is the rent we pay to dwell on this earth. Each time… Read More Lose Yourself in Service
The key word for tradition #7 is responsibility. With responsibility comes freedom. We give back freely that which we were given freely. In my experience, the alcoholics who stay in AA are those who get involved in service on day #1. Service can be as simple as making coffee, putting out literature, greeting others, or… Read More Our Responsibility
In tradition 7 it suggests that we are self-supporting. We are asked to contribute; not to save AA or make AA richer, rather to help meetings will stay strong and stay opened for the next generations of desperate drunks who are seeking recovery. We give back freely, what we were freely given. That brings up… Read More How Can I Contribute?
It’s not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. ~ Agnes Repple In using tradition #7 we can be more autonomous, each voice counts equally, and no one person or outside group can control how the meeting or service group functions. We are truly free. When one… Read More Finding Happiness