(Week 18) Big Book Step Study Workshop 3rd May 2012
Started on last line of page 11 ‘…I see that my friend was much more than inwardly reorganized.’ until end of 3rd paragraph page 12 ‘…Would I have it? Of course I would!’
prejudice: strong feelings of antipathy and hostility, opposition.
contempt prior to investigation: prejudice.
Page 570: “There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance – that principle is contempt prior to investigation.” Herbert Spencer
look up: vestiges, antipathy, Czar, novel, foundation.
1a) Are you inwardly reorganized?
1b) Are you on a different footing?
1c) Are your roots grasping a new soil?
1d) Where do you want God to take you?
2. If you have any vestiges of prejudice concerning God write about what your fear is.
3a) Write on being willing to be willing to believe.
3b) How does that help you in your recovery?
3c) How would you explain being willing to be willing to a newcomer?
4a) Write about what Bill says is required to make a beginning.
4b) Are there any requirements in 12-step fellowship meetings?
4c) If you don’t know what the requirements are in your step one fellowship, look it up in your meeting list. Are there closed meetings?
5. Why is growing in a willingness to believe in a power greater than myself, the most important part of my recovery foundation?
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