Dear Emotional Sobriety Workshop Members:
Thank you for everyone’s participation and sharing! This week, we are continuing our experiment with our new phone line, which has international dial-in numbers and screen sharing.
Thank you all for your patience as we explore this new technology.
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: 5
Here is the link for the MP3 from the meeting on 1-3-2016
The link to the media fire account is posted under the recordings 2016 tab on the blog.
This week, we read and discussed the AA Big Book “To Employers” 148:2.
We read and discussed the idea that as addicts, we are often “black and white” or “all or nothing” and run to extremes. Through program, we have had to learn how to be balanced and learn to relax,
My final favorite line came from Ossnath: “We cannot make someone abstinent, or recover, but, we can pray for them.”
As it says in the AA Big Book:
“We ask especially for freedom from self-will, and are careful to make no request for ourselves only. We may ask for ourselves, however, if others will be helped. We are careful never to pray for our own selfish ends. Many of us have wasted a lot of time doing that and it doesn’t work. You can easily see why. [Big Book, page 87, line 10]
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,