Summary Of Our Meeting Last Week

Hi Everyone!

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: 44

 

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 completed reading Drop the Rock!

What a wonderful book. It has been such a pleasure to read together. Time permitting, I will post my notes from the meeting.

This week, we will continue with reading the next story in the AA Big Book. After that, we will start steps 8 and 9.

For these steps, in addition to one of the 12 & 12’s, I would like us to read the One-Minute-Apology. In the past, we read an abridged version of it. Is anyone interested in reading the whole book together??

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,

Shira

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Summary Of Our Meeting This Week

 

Hi Everyone!

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.

 

Today we discussed a broad range of topics. 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,

Shira

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Summary Of Our Meeting This Week

Hi Everyone!

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: 42

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 began Step 7 in Drop the Rock and read until page 67:3. We discussed the principle of humility, active surrender, emotional sobriety, gratitude and service.


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,

Shira

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Aristotle and Effective Intelligence

I thought that everyone might be interested in this list of assets and liabilities chart as listed by Aristotle.

Effective Intelligence (FI)

Aristotle’s virtues’ philosophy provides the foundation for the concept of Effective Intelligence (FI), as it connects the goals of success and happiness (or well-being) to the core virtues needed before one can be effective in their pursuit.

Effective intelligence (FI) is defined as one’s ability to set and achieve valuable and meaningful goals that contribute towards achieving success. It is one’s demonstrated ability to use their natural and developed capabilities effectively in developing enabling beliefs, make appropriate decisions and take appropriate actions that can translate who they are genetically and who they’ve become because of their environment, timing and luck, into success.

Effective Intelligence is a “meta”-intelligence and defines the degree to which we can put into productive use all of the “other intelligences” (e.g. IQ, EI, SI, etc.). It is one’s ability to capitalize on these intelligences in an effective…

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Summary Of Our Meeting This Week

Hi Everyone!

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: 39

Here is the link for the MP3 of our meeting.

Since the meeting was only partially recorded, below is a personal recording of the sections of the book that were missing. The first link is directly to the phone line. The second link is to the media fire account.

9/4/2017 #40 Steps 6 & 7 The Rock 44:5 Xtra

9/4/2017 #41 Steps 6 & 7 The Rock 50:1 Xtra

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 completed Step 6 in Drop the Rock until the end of page 56. We discussed the character defects of lust and anger, including righteous anger.

 

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.

Below are 2 assets and liabilities checklists for doing a daily inventory:

10-Character-Defects-and-Assets

Character Defect List

I think I have others posted elsewhere on the blog, which I will try to repost later.

Please try them and see if you find them helpful.

Thank you all for sharing your experience, strength and hope. I am so grateful to be sharing this journey with all of you!

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

In love and service,

Shira

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Summary Of Our Meeting Last Week

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Hi Everyone!

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: 38


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)

Last week, we continued our study on Steps 6 and 7.  We read and discussed Drop the Rock until page 42:2.

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.


I am afraid that I was so busy last week that I did not post this on time.

This week, we completed Step 6 in Drop the Rock until the end of page 56.  I will post separately the playback recording information.

Thank you all for sharing your experience, strength and hope. I am so grateful to be sharing this journey with all of you!

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

In love and service,

Shira

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Summary Of Our Meeting This Week

 

Hi 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: 37

Steps 6 & 7 In Action

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 and discussed Drop the Rock until page 30:0.

 

This continues to be a very worthwhile book. Our discussions have been a wonderful combination of thoughtful and deep, and yet still practical and concrete.

Below are some of my notes from our meeting. Please forgive me, but, I am not listing individually who said what.

We are not our character defects. We may have a resentment, but our resentments are not who we ARE.

We are seeking a quiet mind. But, we cannot quiet our minds on our own. We must have God’s help.

Two great questions were asked:

Why is the book discussing prayer and meditation with respect to taking Steps 6 and 7? And, how did we get into Steps 10 and 11 during a discussion on Step 6?

We observed and discussed that although we study each step individually, the steps are really a fluid process that interact and overlap with each other. Over time, recovery is the process of integrating the principles and actions of all of the steps into who we are. This is a design for living!

We discussed the similarities between the action steps for doing a perfect Step 3 in the worksheet by Jeremy B. and the action steps described in Drop the Rock for how to practice Step 6.

The goals and actions required to do each step mirror the same process.  In fact, the goals and actions for all the steps are really the same.

For clarity, the Big Book lists each step as being separate and distinct from each other. But in reality, the 12 Step program of recovery as outlined in the AA Big Book just repeats the same thing multiple times in different ways.



Goal of all the steps are: ego deflation and to become God-centered rather than self-centered.

The actions required are:

  • Asking for help
  • Taking suggestions
  • Prayer
  • Meditation
  • Practicing acceptance
  • Doing an inventory

In Jeremy B’s worksheet, he described symptoms of coming from self-will or from being God-centered:


So, how do we know if we are God-centered?

We are calm, we are not plagued by stories, we feel no need to justify our actions, we are focused on the next right thing, we are open to help and we can let go and take suggestions without fear.

How do we know if we are self-centered and being willful?

We are getting upset, we are telling endless stories in our head, we are always justifying our actions to ourselves and others, we are making lots of plans, we think that we can — or should handle everything on our own, and we argue with or reject the suggestions of others.

Next week, we will continue reading the book Drop the Rock  and our discussion on Steps 6 & 7.

 

Thank you all for sharing your experience, strength and hope. I am so grateful to be sharing this journey with all of you!

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

In love and service,

Shira

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