How GUGOGS Meditation Works – July 2021

Assembled and edited by Wayne S. As you ready yourself for your meditation practice, please be fully present during the meditation and avoid distractions. Be in a place where you can devote your full attention to the practice. As you read this, please consider that your meditation practice has already begun . . . TheContinue reading “How GUGOGS Meditation Works – July 2021”

The Big Picture – Steps & Traditions (Foreword Page 15 of Twelve & Twelve)

“A.A.’ s Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole. A.A.’ s Twelve Traditions apply to the life of the Fellow-ship itself. They outline the means by whichContinue reading “The Big Picture – Steps & Traditions (Foreword Page 15 of Twelve & Twelve)”

To Deepen Our Insight – As Bill Sees It #54

It is necessary that we extricate from an examination of our personal relations every bit of information about ourselves and our fundamental difficulties that we can. Since defective relations with other human beings have nearly always been the immediate cause of our woes, including our alcoholism, no field of investigation could yield more satisfying andContinue reading “To Deepen Our Insight – As Bill Sees It #54”

Live Serenely – As Bill Sees It #48

When a drunk has a terrific hangover because he drank heavily yesterday, he cannot live well today. But there is another kind of hangover which we all experience whether we are drinking or not. That is the emotional hangover, the direct result of yesterday’s and sometimes today’s excesses of negative emotion—anger, fear, jealousy, and theContinue reading “Live Serenely – As Bill Sees It #48”

Courage and Prudence – As Bill Sees It # 91

When fear persisted, we knew it for what it was, and we became able to handle it. We began to see each adversity as a God-given opportunity to develop the kind of courage which is born of humility, rather than of bravado. << << << >> >> >> Prudence is a workable middle ground, aContinue reading “Courage and Prudence – As Bill Sees It # 91”

Two Kinds of Pride – As Bill Sees It #107

The prideful righteousness of “good people” may often be just as destructive as the glaring sins of those who are supposedly not so good. << << << >> >> >> We loved to shout the damaging fact that millions of the “good men of religion” were still killing one another off in the name ofContinue reading “Two Kinds of Pride – As Bill Sees It #107”

Alone No More – As Bill Sees It #252

Alcoholism was a lonely business, even though we were surrounded by people who loved us. But when our self-will had driven everybody away and our isolation became complete, we commenced to play the big shot in cheap barrooms. Failing even in this, we had to fare forth alone on the street to depend upon theContinue reading “Alone No More – As Bill Sees It #252”

Forming True Partnerships – June 12th Daily Reflections

But it is from our twisted relations with family, friends, and society at large that many of us have suffered the most. We have been especially stupid and stubborn about them. The primary fact that we fail to recognize is our total inability to form a true partnership with another human being.— TWELVE STEPS ANDContinue reading “Forming True Partnerships – June 12th Daily Reflections”

HOW GUGOGS Meditation Practice Works – May 2021

Assembled edited by Wayne S. As we ready ourselves for our meditation practice, please be fully present during the meditation and avoid distractions. Be in a place where you can devote your full attention to the practice. As you read this, please consider that our meditation practice has already begun . . . The 11thContinue reading “HOW GUGOGS Meditation Practice Works – May 2021”

Fearless and Searching – As Bill Sees It #261

My self-analysis has frequently been faulty .Sometimes I’ve failed to share my defects with the right people; at other times, I’ve confessed their defects, rather than my own; and still other times, my confession of defects has been more in the nature of loud complaints about my circumstances and my problems. << << << >>Continue reading “Fearless and Searching – As Bill Sees It #261”