(Week 78) 27 June 2013 12-Step Study Big Book Workshop
We Agnostics. Page 50 beginning with the last sentence: ‘Once confused and baffled by the seeming futility of existence,’ until end of first paragraph page 51 ‘…they present a powerful reason why one should have faith.’
Soul work On line 2 of page 51 over ‘they’ write ‘former agnostics’.
look up: contingent, wholeheartedly, futility.
Q1. Where are you with the Big Book Workshop? [We need to know where we are so that we can grow]. Are you doing it half-heartedly? [That is OK too].
Q2. How are you reacting in your life today? b) Are you reacting in a recovered way? c) Do you like the way you are reacting?
Q3. Do you have any situation in your life that you feel totally stuck in that you feel ‘what the heck, it’s futile for me to try to do anything’.
Q4. Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today [p. 417 line 8]. What does that mean to you?
Optional question: Once confused and baffled by the seeming futility of existence, they show the underlying reasons why they were making heavy going of life. a) Is there a situation you are making heavy going with?
b) Wear the world like a loose garment. Write on this.
Leaving aside the drink question, they [the former agnostics] tell us why living was so unsatisfactory.
Q5. Is your life still unsatisfactory and if so in what areas? b) Have you put God into that area? c) If you have, how could you increase (?) putting God into that area?
They show how the change came over them.
Q6. Has change come over you? b) Can you say that change has come from the consciousness of the presence of God in your life today? c) Is the presence of God the most important fact today of your life? If not, do you know a powerful reason why you could have faith?
Q7. Assignment: Go to the website and listen to one of the Trust and Rely workshops Playback number: 641 715 3900 pin no 97200# and also at www.12stepstudyworkshop.com (Trust and Rely workshop).
Write about your experience of going to the workshop.
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