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Friday, February 27, 2009

friday's questions


what is your favorite meeting format?

do you believe the christian lord's prayer
should be read at non-religious meetings?

what are your most and least helpful slogans?

how difficult was it to share at meetings early on?

do co-workers treat you differently, knowing
you're in recovery?

if you slipped along the way, do you know why?

what are the best and worst aspects of recovery?


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4 comments:

Pam said...

1. favorite meeting format: 12x12
2. I think that should be left up to the Group Conscious of each group.
3. I'm just not much on the slogans.
4. I think newcomers should be quiet and soak it in. When they have ANYTHING to relate about what sobriety is doing in their life then it's easy to talk. But it's not a therapy session for new comers to talk about their war stories.
5. I don't usually announce that I'm in recovery to people in my workplace. Those that do know think it's OK. They've never known me any other way though.
6. I've never relapsed, but I believe I would know why if I did.
7. I can think of nothing bad about recovery at all...except that every now and then I wish I could smoke a joint while playing my guitar. But hey...that's how it goes.

Findon said...

My favourite meeting format is a topic meeting based on recovery unity and service.

Don’t say the lords prayer in England and don’t have denominational meetings that are official aa meetings.

Most helpful. This too shall pass and live and let live.
Least helpful. Cannot think of one.

Found sharing at meetings early on quite easy. Talked utter rubbish, but no one stopped me.

Co workers have never known I was in AA or recovery. They don’t need to.

I never slipped, but I did go out for a drink again. Slip implies accidental, as relapse implies involuntary. There was nothing accidental or involuntary about why I chose to drink again. I thought what was on offer out there was better than what was on offer in the rooms. Thought it could never get that bad for me. It did.

Best aspects. Liking me. Liking the world. Happiness. Contentment. Serenity.

Worst aspects. Other people.

Kathy Lynne said...

what is your favorite meeting format? I like my step meeting..we read the step and then share round robin

do you believe the christian lord's prayer should be read at non-religious meetings? I like the Lord's Prayer..and miss it when it's not done..but yes like Pam said..that's group conscious..my vote would be yes.

what are your most and least helpful slogans? most helpful..Let Go and Let God..least helpful..don't drink, go to meetings and ask for help.

how difficult was it to share at meetings early on? I needed to share..I needed to say out loud I was an alcoholic and also to express the miracle of being one week, one month sober. But I just usually just cried when it came to me.

do co-workers treat you differently, knowing
you're in recovery? I have not shared my recovery at work.

if you slipped along the way, do you know why? I have not slipped since becoming a member of AA and working a program of recovery. When I tried to quit in the past without a program...and found I could not..(or my words at the time..did not want to anymore)it was because I could not do it alone.

what are the best and worst aspects of recovery? Best of recovery...seeing the light shine in others Worst of Recovery...watching people die

Blind Faith said...

I actually like both: step meetings and topic meetings. Each serves a useful purpose.

I like the Lords Prayer. That said, those who attend my meetings are of a like mind in terms of who our Higher Power is. That said, if it offended someone, I would have no problem leaving it out.

Most helpful: let go and let God, Progress not perfection, let it begin with me.

Least helpful: none that I can think of at this time.

I go in spurts. Sometimes I'm comfortable sharing and other times it's really uncomfortable. This hasn't changed in spite of being in program for over 1 1/2 years.

I have a unique environment in my office. The only change that I've noticed is that when my work family notices that I'm struggling, they ask if I'm going to meetings and if I haven't: they encourage me to attend.

Yes, I know why. It's because I've had really low self esteem and felt that I deserved the hell of my own making.

The best: I know myself better than I ever have in the past. I'm beginning to like myself again. I don't feel alone anymore...at least not in the meetings.

The worst: Facing the pain that I caused others, especially those that I love. Feeling like sometimes I come under attack by certain family members.

 
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