(Week 55) Big Book Step Study Workshop 17 January 2013
More About Alcoholism from page 41 start of final paragraph:
“As soon as I regained my ability to think…” until page 42 line 7
‘…self-knowledge would not help in those strange mental blank spots.’
look up: consequences
Q1 Self-knowledge availed us nothing.
Write about that giving example going back into your addiction.
Q2 We meet Fred in second paragraph page 39. How do you relate to him, his story, the similarities and the differences? Name and claim them and really know yourself.
Q3 How are you doing with:
a) Seeing your own selfishness? (Which comes from a brutal inventory)
b) Your willingness to ask God to stop selfishness? Give specifics for example re. ageing parents, siblings, the workplace & co-workers, spouse/children.
c) What is your action plan?
Q4 How are you doing in your relationships broadly with giving from an unselfish motive?
Q5 Consequences can be a huge teacher.
‘If I can stop blaming others for consequences and just look at me and what my part of setting the ball rolling in how the consequences played out, I will get so much information about myself.’
Write on this with at least one example of consequences as a teacher.
Q6 At what moment in your life did you realize you had an alcoholic mind?
Or write: I have not gotten to that point yet.
Or perhaps you do not have an alcoholic mind.
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