Thank you for your participation and sharing during our meeting last 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: 43
Here is the link for the MP3 of our meeting.
Participants can also download the meeting directly from the conference line. The link will only be available for a limited time.
To listen to past recorded meetings, please go to the Recordings tab on the blog.
Our meetings are stored on Media Fire, a cloud storage service.
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 study on Steps 6 and 7. We read from Drop the Rock and read until page 76:5.
The topics we discussed were broad and deep. We discussed cultivating an attitude of surrendering our character defects and asking God for the willingness to have them removed and replaced with the character assets.
The AA slogan that comes to my mind is “Letting Go and Letting God.”
A great quote, “it’s not so important what happens to me as my attitude towards what happens to me.”
Next, we discussed self-centered fear. In recovery, we must constantly ask ourselves: What is the core emotion that is fueling my behavior? Am I acting out of love? Or, Am I acting out of fear?
We discussed the importance of breathing and exercise. If we want to know how we feel, we should check our breathing. Deep emotion tends to make us breathe differently. The more aware we are of our breathing, the more connected we are to our emotions.
With awareness, we learn to identify the emotions we are feeling, and move through it, and respond, rather than resist and react.
This book has been such a pleasure to read together. Our discussions have been a wonderful combination of thoughtful and deep, and yet still practical and concrete.
Thank you all for sharing your experience, strength and hope. I am so grateful we are sharing this journey together!
“Together we can do what we can never do alone.”
In love and service,