Thank you for everyone’s participation and sharing!
We are progressing with using our screen sharing and new conference phone number!
Telephone conference number: (712) 775-7031 Access Code: Access Code: 397-681-282
Playback recording number is: (712) 775-7029 Access Code: 397-681-282#
Playback reference number: 4
Here is the link for the MP3 from the meeting on 12-27-2015
The link to the media fire account will be posted under the recordings 2015 tab on the blog.
This week, we read and discussed the AA Big Book “To Employers” up to page 145:3.
Here are my rough notes from our meeting.
We discussed the quote above, “We must undergo a change of heart. To get over drinking will require a transformation of thought and attitude.”
As a group we shared that we can change by opening our minds and being more receptive, rather than thinking that we have all the answers.
The sections that we read this week “drinking will be kept strictly a personal matter and will never be discussed without his consent,” highlight how the AA Big Book was really very avant guard and socially progressive. The AA Big Book outlines what is now considered standard human resource practice with Employee Assistance Programs or EAPs.
We discussed: “Can you remain undisturbed if the man proceeds to tell you shocking things?”
As a group we shared, how difficult that is. Many of us identified that it is difficult to remain undisturbed, and the natural tendency for most of us is to hold a grudge when we feel wronged.
We also talked about how WE need to be the change that we want to see in other and people.
Therefore, if we want people to forgive us, not shocked by what we do, nor hold a grudge, then we need to not hold a grudge, and practice forgiveness and acceptance of other people.
The last great quote that we discussed in our group this week was, “the greatest enemies of us alcoholics are resentment jealousy, frustration, envy and fear.”
Recovery is about continuing to grow along spiritual lines and willingness to transform our character defects into assets.
During our next meeting, we will continue reading from the AA Big Book, and The Unpopular Studies.
Thank you all for sharing your experience, strength and hope.
Together we can do what we can never do alone.
I am grateful to be sharing this journey with all of you!
With blessings for recovery and peace,