Summary Of Our Meeting Last Week On Surrender

balance-and-surrenderHi Everyone!

Thank you for your participation and sharing during our meeting this week.

The telephone conference numbers for our group are:

Telephone conference number: (712) 775-7031 Access Code: 397-681-282

Playback recording number is: (712) 775-7029 Access Code: 397-681-282#

Playback reference number: 5

Since we do not have a lot of storage available on the telephone conference line, recordings through the phone line will only be available for 1 week.

Here is the link for the MP3 from our meeting this past week.

To listen to a meeting that is older than 1 week, please go to the Recordings 2016 tab of the blog to get access to the link to the media fire account.

As a reminder, our group takes place on Sunday mornings at 5:30 AM EST.

Please join us as we “trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.” (AA Big Book 164:3)


This week, we continued our discussion on surrender that we began last week. We read and discussed various documents that I found on-line.

Read about the definition of surrender and self-will.

We read page 163:  – 167 in the book A New Pair of Glasses by Chuck C. I highly recommend this book and it was such a pleasure to read!

We also read what Barbara wrote about surrendering.

Notes that I took during our meeting:

Give up your need to never give up, and you will find out that it takes far more strength to surrender than it does to continue fighting.



The greatest question was asked by Devorah:

“Where is the line between effort and acceptance?”

Or, “Where is the line between taking action and letting go of the outcome?”

Such an important topic!

Tomorrow, we will read and discuss about surrendering to a food plan and the tool of abstinence  in OA.

Below is a wonderful YouTube speaker Bill D. on the topic of Surrender. I have started listening to it and it is very good!

Please share your thoughts with the group!

I am so grateful to be sharing this journey with all of you!

Thank you all for sharing your experience, strength and hope.

“Together we can do what we can never do alone.”

In love and service,



  1. Bs”d Shavua Tov! How are you, Shira, amu”sh I planned to be on today’s call but some urgent unexpected S popped up! So I surrendered 😂!

    Want to thank you for the best ever newsletter I think I’ve ever seen (& as a journalist/editor for ahem, MANY years, b”H’, I’ve seen my share of press releases/newsletters!

    Yours provides so much rich material-I could spend a day just following thru! It is so full of loving service & seems so free of ego! Yasher koach!

    Thank you again! Hope all is/are well! B’brachot Golda Shira


    • Thank you for your kind words! The purpose of this blog is to be of service and to “carry the message to those who still suffer.” If only one person is helped, I am happy. Our meeting was recorded, so please feel free to listen! God-willing, you will be able to join us next week. Looking forward to seeing you next week.

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