(week 56) 24 January 2013 Big Book Step Study Workshop
More About Alcoholism page 42, line 7: ‘I had never been able to
understand people who said that a problem had them hopelessly defeated…’
until end of second paragraph: ‘This process snuffed out the last flicker of conviction that I could do the job myself.’
Look up: humanism, concede, hopeless
I saw that will power and self-knowledge would not help in those strange mental blank spots.
Q1. What is a strange mental blank spot?
Write about what you know about strange mental blank spots. (Some of you may never have had one or not realised you had one). Have you ever experienced one when all you knew about yourself, about recovery, about everything was gone?
I had never been able to understand people who said a problem had them hopelessly defeated.
Q2. Are you one of those people who really believe that there would be no problem in your life that had you hopelessly defeated?
I had never been able to understand people who said a problem had them hopelessly defeated. I knew then it was a crushing blow.
Q3 What was it a crushing blow to?
Q4. Do you have a problem that has you hopelessly defeated? And if so do you have an action plan around it? Or if not, why is this?
This process snuffed out the last flicker of conviction that I could do the job myself.
Q5. Do you think you can do the job yourself?
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