Personal Growth & Meditation

December 22, 2020

Evolution of the Alcoholic

The Jigsaw Process There’s no way of knowing how the life of a newborn child is going to turn out. And if there was, we could […]
September 1, 2020
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How Rigorous Must Honesty Be?

Devoid of all motives to deceive Is there a difference between being honest and practicing rigorous honesty? And if not, why add the word rigorous, unless […]
November 27, 2019

The Options Are: AA Recovery or Die

“The AA Program has borrowed from medicine, psychiatry, and religion. AA has combined them into a program best suited to the alcoholics mind and which will […]
November 1, 2019

Contempt Prior to Investigation

Having an Open Mind in Recovery If you’ve ever flipped to the appendix in the book Alcoholics Anonymous then you may have come across this quote […]
June 27, 2019

Step Two: Coming to Believe

A Great Reality Deep Within, By Bob S. Of course, the oft-heard statement inferring that we are made “in the image of God,” has nothing to […]
March 29, 2019

Step Three Need Not Be Difficult

Abandon Our Failed Ego Driven Insanity I don’t believe that any two people in the A.A. program have settled into a concept of a higher power […]
March 29, 2019

The Fear of a Moral Inventory

Those Tormenting Ghosts of Yesterday Over the years, I have watched the differing patterns of A.A. members and the degree of the importance of thoroughness applied […]
January 3, 2019

Wreckage of the Past

Desperation Outweighed the Denial Coming from a life that was anything but normal to the life I live today was difficult to imagine at that point […]
December 21, 2017

Became Entirely Ready

What is the meaning of the word defect? What is the meaning of the word shortcoming? Those are two words that we hear often when we […]
December 14, 2017

Cultivating Tolerance

From Dr. Bob, July, 1944 During nine years in AA, I have observed that those who follow the Alcoholics Anonymous program with the greatest earnestness and […]
November 25, 2016
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Bondage of Self Exposed

When I asked God to relieve me of the BONDAGE OF SELF, I wasn’t sure what I was asking for—it was just part of the Third […]
August 30, 2016

Half Measures

Are you settling into a comfort pattern or falling into a rut? There are many practical suggestions in our AA literature that, if followed, would lead […]