(week 84) 8 August 2013 Big Book 12 Step Study Workshop
We Agnostics from start of 2nd paragraph page 53:
‘Arrived at this point we were squarely confronted with the question of faith.’
Ending with final paragraph page 54 ‘At least so the chemist said.’
a. Whom have you worshiped?
b. What person?
c. What sentiment: love, reason, honesty, trust, etc.?
d. What things: money, mink, diamonds, your car, a famous label, money and yourselves?
Do you worship other people’s opinion of you?
Page 54:1 Did not these feelings, after all, determine the course of our existence?
‘Feelings are a gift from God/Higher Power.’
Write about this.
‘Feelings are not facts.’ Write about this.
Write about a major mistake you made based on your feelings.
Write out an action plan.
a. When you have a feeling thank God for it. (e.g. I am really sad my beloved cousin passed. Thank God I can grieve his passing).
b. Place the feeling in your higher power’s hands.
c. What’s the next action I need to do to live a healthy, recovered life?
d. Who am I going to ask for help and accountability?
‘Did not these feelings, after all, determined the course of our existence? It was impossible to say we had no capacity for faith, or love, or worship. In one form of another we had been living by faith and little else.’
Is that the faith that you had? That you were your own god and that your feelings were to be worshiped and acted upon just like a god or addiction?
Stephanie was a cruel dictator to herself. Were you?
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