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A WORD OR TWO ON MY LIFE AS A SEEKER OF TRUTH

Today I had to leave work and go to Tripler Army Hospital where they kept me until 10pm. I have not been well since I got that flu about 10 weeks ago and have gone from 178 to 146 lbs. I was staggering when I went to the ER and also when I left, … [Read more]

MARCH 2,2018 MINDFUL MOMENTS IN MANOA

Dear friends, One second you are aware of your breath as a vague expansion in your lower chest. The next thing you know you are mid-way through a revenge fantasy involving a burnt offering (badly scorched lasagna in this case, better not to ask … [Read more]

Ebby September 1999 

September 1999    Ebby  Ebby had been enabled to bring me the gift of grace because he could reach me at depth through the language of the heart. He had pushed ajar that great gate through which all in AA have since passed to find their freedom … [Read more]

FEBRUARY 2018 HEARD AT MEETINGS

I was so drunk that I went to bed with a ten and came to with a two.  Anonymous    ======================= In Texas they say our ego is not our amigo.  Anonymous ======================= I suffered from Po ting me,as we say … [Read more]

MARCH 1, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 1, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Choice The fact is that most alcoholics, for reasons yet obscure, have lost the power of choice in drink. Our so-called will power becomes practically nonexistent. We are unable, at … [Read more]

MARCH 2, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 2, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     Diverse From "What We Need - Each Other": For years, whenever I reflected on Tradition Three ('The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking'), I thought it … [Read more]

MARCH 3, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 3, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     3rd Step Prayer: "God, I offer myself to Thee to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my … [Read more]

MARCH 4, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 4, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY   Housecleaning If we skip this vital step [Step Five], we may not overcome drinking. Time after time newcomers have tried to keep to themselves certain facts about their lives. Trying to … [Read more]

MARCH 5, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

MARCH 5, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     "WE PAUSE ...  AND ASK"  As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful and ask for the right thought or action.  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 87  Today I humbly ask my … [Read more]

FEB.26, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

FEB.26, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Once I became sober, I began to see how wasteful my life had been and I experienced overwhelming guilt and feelings of regret. The program's Fourth and Fifth Steps assisted me enormously … [Read more]

FEB.27, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

FEB.27, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Newcomer Problems The temptation is to become rather possessive of newcomers. Perhaps we try to give them advice about their affairs which we aren't really competent to give or ought not … [Read more]

FEB.28, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

FEB.28, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Seeking Fool's Gold Pride is the basic breeder of most human difficulties, the chief block to true progress. Pride lures us into making demands upon ourselves or upon others which cannot be … [Read more]

Twelve Qualities of Sponsorship/WHAT IS A SPONSOR?/Sponsorship Vs Friendship /TAKING THE STEPS BY THE BOOK

Twelve Qualities of Sponsorship This was written by a woman in recovery who prefers to remain anonymous. Well worth reading and is a good agreement between a sponsor and a sponsee. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Twelve Qualities of … [Read more]

FEB.25, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

FEB.25, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY     Quitting From "More about Alcoholism": "Though there is no way of proving it, we believe that early in our drinking careers most of us could have stopped drinking. But the difficulty is … [Read more]

FEB.24, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

FEB.24, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY "We have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by which faith can be acquired. If what we have learned and felt and seen means anything at all, it means that all of us, … [Read more]

FEB.23, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS

FEB.23, 2018 OUR GROUP 23 OF MORNING HOTSHOTS DAILY Unity In many self-governing countries we are now seeing the inroads of ignorance, apathy, and power-seeking upon democratic systems. Their spiritual resources of right purpose and … [Read more]