How GUGOGS Meditation Practice Works – March 2021

Includes excerpts and text from: AA Twelve and Twelve – 11thStep, excerpts from sessions from the Waking Up App by Sam Harris, excerpts from Tracy Cochran blogpost Giving is Receiving. Edited and written by Wayne S. Our GUGOGS meditation practice is rooted in the 11th Step in AA and incorporates mindfulness meditation drawn from a variety of resources. As weContinue reading “How GUGOGS Meditation Practice Works – March 2021”

Receiving Guidance – Twelve & Twelve Step 11 Page 104

“We discover that we do receive guidance for our lives to just about the extent that we stop making demands upon God to give it to us on order and on our terms. Almost any experienced AA will tell you how his affairs have taken remarkable and unexpected turns for the better as he triedContinue reading “Receiving Guidance – Twelve & Twelve Step 11 Page 104”

We Should Not Think Too Ill Of Ourselves – Twelve & Twelve Step 11 Page 105

“All of us, without exception, pass through times when we can pray only with the greatest exertion of will. Occasionally we go even further than this. We are seized with a rebellion so sickening that we simply won’t pray. When these things happen we should not think too ill of ourselves. We should simply resumeContinue reading “We Should Not Think Too Ill Of Ourselves – Twelve & Twelve Step 11 Page 105”

Meditation Meeting, Feb. 21st 2021 –Introduction to Meditation, (Revised)

By Wayne S. Includes excerpts and text edited from:  AA Twelve and Twelve – 11th Step, miscellaneous excerpts from various sessions from the app Waking Up by Sam Harris, Tracy Cochran blogpost Giving is Receiving The Get Up, Get Out, Get Sober (GUGOGS) meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous devotes the meeting on the third Sunday of each month toContinue reading “Meditation Meeting, Feb. 21st 2021 –Introduction to Meditation, (Revised)”

Avoiding Pride & Despair – Twelve & Twelve (Step 12)

Page 112 – Step 12Furthermore, how shall we come to terms with seeming failure or success? Can we now accept and adjust to either without despair or pride? Can we accept poverty, sickness, loneliness, and bereavement with courage and serenity? Can we steadfastly content ourselves with the humbler, yet sometimes more durable, satisfactions when theContinue reading “Avoiding Pride & Despair – Twelve & Twelve (Step 12)”

Pride – Grapevine Article April 1976 by Bill C

WHAT is pride? It is always named first of the seven deadly character defects–but what does it have to do with sobriety? And what can I do about it? The dictionary tags it “an excessively high opinion of oneself; arrogance.” We are not speaking of legitimate pride, in doing well whatever we ought to beContinue reading “Pride – Grapevine Article April 1976 by Bill C”

Meditation Meeting January 17th 2021 – Meditation Introduction Followed By Guided Meditation

Meditation Introduction is based upon excerpts and text edited from:  AA Twelve and Twelve – 11th Step, Waking Up by Sam Harris, and Wayne S (writing and editing)  I. Introduction To Mediation From 11th step: “There is a direct linkage among self-examination, meditation, and prayer. Taken separately, these practices can bring much relief and benefit. But when they are logically relatedContinue reading “Meditation Meeting January 17th 2021 – Meditation Introduction Followed By Guided Meditation”

First Things First – Grapevine Article November 1991 By Ralph D.

Group Meditation Step Eleven At 7:00 AM five days a week you can find a small group of AAs meeting at a club on the north side of Tallahassee, Florida. The group is called Conscious Contact. Its purpose is the daily practice of the Eleventh Step. The meeting usually starts with a reading from theContinue reading “First Things First – Grapevine Article November 1991 By Ralph D.”

Meditation – Twelve & Twelve Pages 98-102

There is a direct linkage among self-examination, meditation, and prayer. Taken separately, these practices can bring much relief and benefit. But when they are logically related and interwoven, the result is an unshakable foundation for life. Now and then we may be granted a glimpse of that ultimate reality which is God’s kingdom. And weContinue reading “Meditation – Twelve & Twelve Pages 98-102”

Seeking Fool’s Gold – As Bill Sees It Reflection #12

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 met without perverting or misusing our God-given instincts. When the satisfaction of our instincts for sex, security, and a place in society becomes the primary objectContinue reading “Seeking Fool’s Gold – As Bill Sees It Reflection #12”