(week 107) 16 January 2014 12 Step Study workshop,
AA 12 x 12 Step Two second line of page 29
Obviously the dilemma of the wanderer … until end of 2nd paragraph:…It was in AA that we rediscovered it. And so can you.
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Mark Houston and Joe H The Hawk, author of The Awakening.
Stephanie suggests that we listen to recordings on the internet of these who old-timers who have now passed and were a great influence on her. They both extensively studied and ran workshops on the Big Book.
Obviously, the dilemma of the wanderer from faith is that of profound confusion.
Q1. Where are you in your life? Write down every single area of profound confusion. Then practice bringing a pad to quiet time, let it sit beside you and write down your thoughts as and when they arise. And when a thought comes up again, you can say: I have already written it down, now I am going to let it go.
Q2. Having tried Quiet Time for more than two years in this workshop, are you convinced it does not work – yes or no?
If agree, write yourself an action plan on how you are going to overcome this and do Quiet Time anyway.
If you have not lost the conviction and you find Quiet Time helpful, write out (with a view as to how it will help the newcomer) the story of how you became convinced that when in profound confusion there is comfort in going to the God of your understanding. Read this to your buddy group.
Q3. The will to win would carry us through.
How does that work for you?
Finally, when all our score cards read zero, and we saw that one more strike would put us out of the game forever, we had to look for our lost faith. and so can you.
Q4. Did you already have a faith when you came into recovery?
Or was it when you came into recovery that you rediscovered your faith?
Expand your reply beyond yes or no.
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