(59) 14 February 2013 Big Book Step Study Workshop
AA 12 x 12 Step One page 22 beginning of first paragraph:
‘When first challenged to admit defeat, most of us revolted.’ Until
the end of the paragraph: ‘…ever since man had first crushed grapes.’
look up: revolted, self-confidence, subtle, conquest and unaided will.
If God/Higher Power has brought you to it, God/HP will bring you through it.
Q1. Write on your experience of this slogan.
Q2a) Write about when were you ‘first challenged to admit defeat’.
b) Write about your recovery.
c) Most of us revolted. Write about your revolt.
d) What other areas are you revolting over that you have you been challenged to admit defeat?
e) Or perhaps you are not revolting and are instead admitting defeat?
…self-confidence was no good whatsoever; in fact, it was a total liability – own this.
Q3a) What motives and expectations did you have when you came into your step one fellowship? Did you expect to be taught self-confidence?
b) What does self-confidence mean to you today as a recovering person?
Q4. I need you more than you need me. Write on this.
underline: first we were smitten by an insane urge
‘The tyrant alcohol wielded a double-edged sword over us: first we were smitten by an insane urge that condemned us to go on drinking, and then by an allergy of he body that insured we would ultimately destroy ourselves in the process.
Q5. Draw a sword and put on top the insane urge and your thoughts, your will power, self-discipline – all the ‘selfs.’ Then on the bottom put your allergy.
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