Week 124) 15 May 2014 12-step study Big Book workshop
Big Book: Chapter 5 How It Works page 60 all of first paragraph:
Many of us exclaimed, ‘What an order! I can’t go through with it.’ Do not be discouraged. No one among us has been able to maintain anything like perfect adherence to these principles. We are not saints. The point is we are willing to grow along spiritual lines. the principles we have set down are guides to progress. We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.
3rd July: Step 3 commitment.
Stephanie will be staying on as long as anybody needs and will be taking people through a commitment of step 3. This part of the meeting will not be recorded.
Write down: Move a muscle, change a thought.
I am going to turn my life (which is all my actions) and my will (which is my thinking), over to my Higher Power.
Look up: discouraged, adherence, principles
Many of them exclaimed, What an order! I can’t go through with it.” Do not be discouraged.
Q1. What in your life are you thinking ‘What an order! I can’t go through with it?’
Q2. Are you discouraged today and if so, what are you discouraged about?
Are you willing to make an action plan so you can get up and out of your discouragement?
Q2. Are you trying to live the principles of the 12 steps perfectly? Or trying to live them to the best of your ability?
Q3 Are you focused on the right hand trying to be perfect or on the left discouraged and giving up? In the middle is an action plan. Do you have one?
Q4 Are you a lone wolf, physically? What do you for your physical action plan?
a. Do you have any accountability around your health boundaries?
c) Are you a lone wolf with your emotions? Do you have healthy boundaries?
i. What about spiritually? Do you do your Quiet Time?
Are you a lone wolf or do you have a spiritual buddy (or any type of buddy) that walks beside you?
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