Today is my AA anniversary:
- I discuss that miracle
- I read some of "A Vision For You" from Alcoholics Anonymous
- Quality verses quantity
In this episode:
- I read the Forward to the First Edition of Alcoholics Anonymous
- I talk about my "media diet" and how it impacts me
Does what you watch contradict the life you're trying to live?
In this episode I discuss several different subjects:
- "Cynicism over the state of the nations"
- Deciding a problem is big makes it big
In this episode I read the questions from The Traditions Checklist concerning Tradition Two and Tradition Three.
In todays episode, I discuss the following:
- Assigning new meaning to things
- Conscience contact with a Higher Power
- Giving "Sober Lessons" and/or being a bully in AA
In this episode I discuss Tradition One by reading from The Traditions Checklist, which is a set of questions published in the AA Grapevine.
To celebrate the 100th episode, I invited my wife to join me.
This podcast was her idea.
She talks about the 12 Steps, ACA, and our relationship with one another and with God.
We also talk about communication, and our marriage in general.
In this episode I just wanted to make an episode that might help anyone who is hurting right now.
In this episode I talk more about a subject I discussed in Episode 35, which is how common it is in AA for people to feel like they are doing something wrong if they feel any anger at all.
In this episode I answer a question I received in an e-mail regarding how to deal with a sponsee who wants to do things differently from how they are in the Big Book.
Ironically, if you're doing things "out of the book" you do not force the book upon another soul.
In this episode I talk about the first time I saw a relationship between what I thought and what I felt. More exciting was my discovery that I could, more and more, decide what I would think about.
In this episode I talk more about living the principles at home, where it counts the most, in my view.
I talk about some of the lessons I've learned that have led me to today.
- Communicating clearly about where I'm at
If my program doesn't work at home, my program doesn't work.
Today I talk about living a spiritual life at home.
In the episode I read something from Emmet Fox titled, "The Unicorn."
For me, a powerful little reading about the magnificence of not playing God.
In this episode I describe some very simple tools I use to practice getting out of self. (Worth noting that, for myself, if I'm not willing to practice these things I do an inventory; if I'm unwilling to do that - back to Step Three.)
I also talk about 9/11.
And Zoom etiquette.
In this episode I talk about being either a positive or a negative influence on the people around me.
- It take literally no effort to be a negative influence.
- Being a positive influence takes effort.
Does being a positive or a negative influence on others matter to you?
In this episode I talk about Step Three, again, using a few different analogies.
Also I discuss how, in early recovery, I was aware of the fact that there were parts of my life I still wanted to control.
In this episode I talk about my experience with, and understanding of, Step Four.
What is the objective according to the Big Book?
How long should it take?
Should it make me feel terrible?
In this episode, I discuss how the principles we learn in AA are specifically for times like these.
In this episode I talk about the times in my life where I told myself I was stuck.