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8/21/09 3:38 P

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Me too, Hi Dawn.

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Wonderful to see a post from you Dawn. I really missed you while you were away!!!

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WOW --- IS THAT DAWN??? Long time no see. Are you back from your travels? Are you sane & serene?

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If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free. - Ajahn Chah

I won't be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. (The Prisoner)

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
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For me, staying in the moment is really important. Being mindful, right now, and enjoying, savoring what I have, where I am. All the future worries, and feeling guilty or upset about past things already over and done, really rob me of serenity. Let it all go. And be present, NOW. Right now, I get to be on my computer, reconnecting to this great team. And that is enough. Dawn

"May I learn to look at myself with eyes of understanding and love"-Thich Nhat Hanh

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I'm trying to find serenity. Some of the things that help me are knowing that no matter what the situation, the only thing that defines it as good or bad is the way that I look at it and handle it, I'm noticing some change in myself, because things that used to set me off don't seem as crucial as they used to be! emoticon Another thing is being comfortable with things moving at the pace that they move at, reminding myself that as long as I stay sober and keep doing the next right thing, that I will keep moving towards something. I'm learning to enjoy the journey! I have such a long way to go when it comes to serenity, but I guess it's about progress, not perfection!

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Desperately seeking serenity was me for awhile. Now I practice good habits and try to get out of the way. I do think the habit of meditation is a great avenue to increase the liklihood of serene moments and there are lots of different ways to do that. The biggest growth in serenity has really come when I stop trying to control things....everything. When I'm in charge.....I can be a nut. When I'm not, everything is easier and more relaxed.

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I find that when my acceptance is working, I find serenity. I have found serenity to be yet another addiction. The more I get, the more I want. The good thing is that I have to work the AA program to achieve serenity.

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I was three years into this journey before I started to get little tastes of serenity. I wasn't chasing after it. The first time, I just noticed that I was in the middle of a situation that in the past would have made me crazy, but I wasn't reacting. I don't know when I'll get another taste. I hope I recognize it when I see it.

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Daily meditation will help with serenity. But you are right, it takes a lot of work, and constant vigil.
Keep doing the next right thing, and repeat the serenity prayer OFTEN throughout the day.

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If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free. - Ajahn Chah

I won't be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. (The Prisoner)

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
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It is in the Promises that are stated with
Step 9 that you will get to know Serenity and Peace. When you learn to let go of what you cannot change, it will help with the Serenity. There is no quick and easy cure for our illness of mind and body, unfortunately.

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Serenity and Let Go and Let God have far and away been the hardest parts of this program for me. And given how sick I was, I can't understand why. Serenity. . .I think about it, but I don't know how to put it into practice. So I get frustrated, which leads me even further from my goal!

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7/29/09 6:23 P

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My sponsor always reminds me that this is not a self-help program. It is a self-acceptance program. Sponsors and steps can really help keep guilt in it's proper form- as a screw up prevention. When we do screw up...we make the appropriate amends and take the appropriate action and sponsorship reminds us we are human and we are loved. Good topic. Thanks.

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Colleen: I have found that having a great sponsor is worth the investment of time. I meet with mine one evening every couple of weeks. We talk freely about life in sobriety and work on the steps, too. I have gotten much more from these meetings than the time invested could ever be worth to me. Keep looking.

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I haven't been using Sparks for a while. The topic at our meeting yesterday was guilt. The chairperson was having guilt of having to put house up for Short Sale and wanted to discuss guilt. I had a lot of guilt and shame in my drinking times and when I first came into AA. But, I don't feel the guilt and shame that I did in the beginning. I have learned to forgive myself. Since getting involved with the program I feel that I have changed and grown and every day is a learning experience.
Our next meeting is going to be on sponsorship and sponsee. I too am looking for a sponsor. I have over two years sober and haven't had a sponsor, yet. I always had the fear that they would demand too much of my time.

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Great Topic!

More on the last line of thinking:

My Will God's will
Dishonesty Honesty
Isolation Service
Fear Love
Chaos Serenity

Mary L

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I have a list I created in early sobriety:

MY WILL ................... GOD'S WILL

Self Pity ................ Self Forgiveness
Resentment .............. Forgiveness
Laziness ................ Action
Envy ................... Generosity
Impatience ............ Patience
Negative thought ........ Positive thought

That's just a small part of it ... but you get the idea.

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If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free. - Ajahn Chah

I won't be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. (The Prisoner)

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
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Dawn touched on what I think of when I hear self-will run riot. Doing the next right thing, not necessarily the easiest, most comfortable or what you might want more. And the golden rule, too. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. (not necessarily what you would like to do to them) And finally, not doing what you would like, as in drinking, at the expense of others.

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For me AJ it means that every night I thank my Higher Power for everything that has happened during the day, especially my sobriety and my sanity (I was suicidal when I was in AA so by sanity I mean for the grace not to kill myself then or on any day since then). I ask only for knowledge of His will for me and the power to carry that out and the grace to stay sober for the next 24 hours one day at a time.
I ask that my Higher Power use everything that has happened during the day for Good no matter what anyone's intention may have been. I ask forgiveness for all the things we have done to hurt or harm anyone and I ask that I may forgive all those who have hurt or harmed me.

Then during the day I do the best I can to do what I believe God would have me do. Usually this is as simple as be kind to others and help in whatever way I can.

My sponsor always used to say - "Dont be worrying about doing God's Will, if He has something special for you to do He will let you know, otherwise just be kind to His kids".

I always loved this, and have never forgotten it.

Hugs Wispy.

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"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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Hi Freedawn. I was two years sober when I moved from Ireland where I got sober to New Zealand where I now live. I had a great home group where I got sober and a wonderful sponsor, and it took me ages to settle in here. Everything seemed different. They didn't run the meetings the same and I was in a different country and I felt like a fish out of water. It took me a while to find the sponsor that was right for me. I had a few along the way, and then finally I found the "right" one for me and from then on I settled in. I got a home group which I have to say never felt like my home group in Ireland, but I think that was maybe due to the fact tha the place where you first get sober is very special and you become very close with other new people because you are all starting at the same place together. That is how it was for me anyway.

I still treasure those first people and that first group and my first sponsor above all other memories.

Hugs Wispy.

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I can only speak for my own experience, but how I understand turning my life and my will over to the care of God as I understand Her goes back to something I heard early in sobriety: substitute "thoughts and actions" for "life and will". For me it means doing "the next right thing", listening to my conscience and not doing something I know isn't the best choice. For example, keeping my mouth shut when I'd rather just spout off to someone I disagree with. It is knowing that I am not in charge of everything out there, that 99.9% of what happens in the word is not my business, and it isn't up to me to try to make it so.

So when I have those times of self-will run riot, I'm trying to control what I can't (or shouldn't) control, or trying to make others do things my way, or being frustrated because I can't control everything.

Peace, Casey

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Here's a topic: Self-will run riot (in sobriety).

I hear people sharing about it but I don't understand. Other than not drinking or using, exactly what is entailed in turning our will and our lives over to the care of a Higher Power?

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Laura, Thanks for your post. I moved about a year ago, leaving a great home group and my sponsor on the other side of the country. (I do still talk to my sponsor, but it isn't the same, and she wants me to find someone here). So I keep shopping, both for meetings, and for sponsors, and just can't seem to settle in. I have taken on sponsee's here, and go to certain meetings regularly, but I have yet to claim one as my home group. I think, like you said Keith, that it is about that old fear of people getting to know me, really know me, again.

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WELCOME TO THE TEAM LAURA --
I think that's a great suggestion... we'll wait for you to start it this coming Sunday.

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If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free. - Ajahn Chah

I won't be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. (The Prisoner)

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
-- Aeschylus


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My homegroup is on Sunday nights at 7 pm and is a BigBook study group. We go through the 12 Steps and then one Tradition/12 Steps/one Tradition. I was drawn to this meeting when I was about 30 days sober because I wanted to learn all I could about the steps so that I would understand them better as I went through them. It is a speaker meeting then we share with tickets and everyone is very respectable about the length of sharing and always stays on the step we are on(mostly). Everyone has been around quite awhile and about half the group (20 or so) always stay after to talk and have cake. Then about 10 of us will go out for coffee or just talk in the parking lot. GREAT GROUP!!

" We are what we do... Not what we did. Now if we continue doing what we used to do, we can't be upset that we are still what we were, simply because we're still doing what we did!"~Damon Lofton


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My home group is a wonderful women's meeting on Tuesday nights at 6:30 pm. We go through the steps from week to week as a starting place for discussion, but the talk can move pretty far afield :-).

I have a suggestion to toss out for next week - how did everybody find their sponsors? I am sober for about 7 months, but have not yet settled on a sponsor. People discuss their sponsors and what they tell them and discuss, but not so much as to how people found, approached, decided on, etc. their sponsors, and I would love some tips on this, because I feel like this is my next step in the steps. :-)

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I guess I should weigh in as well. I've had several home groups over the years. I would change, usually, because my schedule kept changing in early sobriety. But sometimes I would change because "I" had changed.

I found it to be very important to have a group that I went to where 1) I could be of service and 2) people knew me well enough to see through my B.S.

My current home group meets Saturday mornings at 8AM for breakfast and topic discussion. It can be as few as 8 or as many as 35 but is usually about 20. Some folks have been attending this meeting since it began 30 years ago.
The unique thing about this meeting is that it's a combination of A.A. and Alanon. So we all get to learn from "the other side of the fence". Like many of us, I have "alanon issues" to work through, so I love learning from those who have walked before me. This meeting is chaired by anyone who wants to each week and we make sure that everyone gets a chance to share - if they'd like to talk.
I love my home group!

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If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free. - Ajahn Chah

I won't be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. (The Prisoner)

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
-- Aeschylus


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My home group meets Sat. mornings @11. "As Bill Sees It..." is a suggested format that provides a nice mix of AA wisdom mixed in with personal experience, strength & hope. The group has been together for a long while, a good blend of age and sobriety. A fourth of us have a year or less. The conversations are rich & reflective with belly laughs thrown in for good measure! A strong belief in gratitude for our Higher Power's work in our lives seems to be a common bond. Oh, and they have delicious cakes for the BD meeting!

If you are persistent, you'll get it.

If you are consistent, you'll keep it...


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I found my homegroup about a year into my sobriety. I knew most of the people there from other meetings, but the format of this particular meeting just felt very comfortable from the beginning. It's a book study and in the past few years we've read the
Twelve and Twelve," "Living Sober," Came to Believe," and now "The Big Book."

I go to different meetings throughout the week, but my Thursday night Woman's meeting is the one I recommend to every newcomer woman I meet.

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Great topic! I love my home group. There is lots of healthy recovery there and quite a range (old timers, middle agers, newcomers). It is a group that meets regularly (for business and social) and practices the principles of AA. There are a number of people there that have only picked up 1 white chip and I needed to know that that was possible because it is what I wanted. It is a very active group in service work and participates heavily at the district level of the service structure. My sponsor and a few sponsees all call it home. It is rural but not provincial. I make it a point to rarely miss my home group - it centers me. How about yours? Everyone? Great coffee too at my home group !!

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I heard the speaker this morning extolling the virtues of his home group which is my home group too. He said that if you don't think your home group is the most wonderful group in the world, maybe you should look around for another group. My home group is my root in AA. There is something comforting in the familiarity of the room and its regulars. It was also the scene of my first meeting and I will always be grateful for those who were there for me.

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TOPIC 6/7 - 6/13: YOUR HOME GROUP

PEACE
KEITH

If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free. - Ajahn Chah

I won't be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. (The Prisoner)

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
-- Aeschylus


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I think it is a new week. Lots of great stuff on serenity this week. Thanks to all for your experience, strength and hope. Topic suggestion related to alcoholism? Your turn :)

Mary L

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Serenity come to me when I am outdoors in nature, just being.

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for me, working in my garden. "The flowers of tomorrow are planted in the seeds of today."

Dawn

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"Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still."-Chinese proverb


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I Get Much Serenity From Flying My Kite At The Beach emoticon ...The Strong Uplift From The Ocean Breeze Takes It Up High...Really Peaceful...

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My ocean trips always bring serenity. Those are too far apart, so I've been able to find a similar peace sitting by the river . . . WATER IS LIFE.

PEACE
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If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free. - Ajahn Chah

I won't be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. (The Prisoner)

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
-- Aeschylus


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A topic at the meeting last night was "Why Bother?" Serenity is why! Because I was sick for the last week, I have gotten away from AA and all things AA. By the time I got to the meeting last night, I felt like crap emotionally. By the time the meeting was over, I felt so much better. Today, I feel my emotional vigor coming back in spades, and my serentity is there too. Sometimes I think my HP gives me these lessons on purpose. I was reminded how much I have to lose when I get away from AA.

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When things seem in a mess, I go for a long walk and admire the beauty around me.This give some serenity.


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You've been busy this morning, Mary.
Serenity is THE GOAL for me. When I first arrived at A.A., the phrase I sang was from "I'M SO TIRED" by John Lennon; .... "I'll give you everything I've got for little peace of mind" My head would not be quiet, and all the voices in there hated me. Working the steps and getting rid of old resentments helped immensely.
These days, when I'm in the right mental space I find it so much easier to accept anything that's coming at me. I don't get there as often as I like and so I'm glad this is the topic of the week, so I can learn from others. HOW DO YOU GET SERENITY?

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If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.
If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness.
If you let go completely you will be free. - Ajahn Chah

I won't be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. (The Prisoner)

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
-- Aeschylus


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Week 5/31 - 6/7: Serenity

Let's change it up. Since we all chime in on different days and schedules...let's keep a topic going for a week. Serenity started a few days ago so let's keep it going. Have a wonderful serene week everyone .
Mary L

I moved this topic up to the discussion forum and moved the points thread to the outside issues forum. A geographical emoticon

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