Perfection

It’s a relief to not be perfect! ~ Anon While we are all imperfect, we are perfectly human. Or, at least that is what I like to tell people when they make a mistake or screw up some part of life. We are all just trying to be the best version of ourselves. Most often… Read More Perfection

Keep it Simple

Tradition #6 suggests that each group stick to the AA Primary Purpose outlined in Tradition #5, exclusively, no matter how many outside enterprises may interest us as individuals. ~ 12 Step literature The easy way to look at Tradition #6 is what Dr. Bob said years ago, “keep it simple.” We are not any more… Read More Keep it Simple

Solidarity

The opposite of solidarity is discord. ~ Anon An AA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend its name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, or prestige divert us from our primary purpose. ~ AA 12 X 12. Tradition #6 guides us to stick to AA business only. We… Read More Solidarity

Just do It

No one will congratulate you for doing the right thing; but it will feel right none-the-less. ~ Anon Most folks have no clue what their character defects are when they get to Step #6. The Big Book offers the suggestion that we start with the 7 deadly sins: pride, envy, gluttony, sloth, lust, anger, and… Read More Just do It

Comparisons

Comparison is a brutal assault upon oneself. ~ Anon  One wise piece of advice I have heard around the tables of AA is, “don’t compare your insides with others’ outsides” To do so is a discredit not just yourself, but it harms others. We are all individuals who are just trying to lead better lives,… Read More Comparisons

Strength

Strength isn’t something we have. It something we find. ~ Emma Smith Ir is in our admission of powerlessness that we find strength. Initially, for most of us, it was the strength of AA’s who were recovering. That strength was in our AA numbers. We felt safe and protected from the temptations of alcohol that… Read More Strength