(week 89) September 12, 2013
How It Works p.58: first two paragraphs from: ‘Rarely have we seen a person…’ until ‘…you are ready to take certain steps.’
Look up: scrupulous, honest.
Where are you on the continuum of honesty?
Write: ‘ My story is one of the best tools.’
Write about that and wax poetic about it. Tell your story in your words.
Write: ‘I am very important to the world at large and to my 12th step fellowship.’
Write about this. Write about your struggle.
Write: ‘Stephanie is one among many. I can learn from her and that’s it.’ You cannot get someone else’s recovery or jump on their back.
Is there anyone that you have made too important in your life? Is there anyone that you have put on a pedestal? Write about it.
As the Big Book says “…either God is everything or else He is nothing.” Pg 53 ¶ 2
You need a 2, 5, 10, 20 min story before our last meeting. You need to write it out.
a) What we’re like in the addiction
b) What we were like when we hit rock bottom
c) What we are like now
If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it – then you are ready to take certain steps. Underline this sentence.
As a basic outline write about the lengths you were willing to go to:
a) when you first came in
b) at six months
c) at five years
d) and now.
(If you went out and relapsed or left the program then the timetable will be different).
TIME = Things I Must Experience
NUTS = Not Using The Steps
Stephanie loves acronyms. If you have any send them to her: firstname.lastname@example.org
Underline the sentence, “if you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it – then you are ready to take certain steps”. Write about it.
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