What Is Acceptance ? How This Classic Grapevine Article By Bill W Has Been Used

Today, Jim A will be using Bill W’s March 1962 Grapevine Article “What Is Acceptance” as his lead for our meeting. This classic article is included in the small book , ‘Best of Bill,’ as well as his collection of writings called ‘Language of the Heart’. This short article is also used in 7 differentContinue reading “What Is Acceptance ? How This Classic Grapevine Article By Bill W Has Been Used”

Hope From The Hopeless – Grapevine Article May 1992 by Linda B.

I first came into the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous four years ago. I was suicidal, filled with rage, and completely baffled by this strange disease that had taken control of my life, my soul, my mind, and my spirit. I went into a treatment center, attended meetings there, prayed, read all the AA literature IContinue reading “Hope From The Hopeless – Grapevine Article May 1992 by Linda B.”

Way Out Of Depression – As Bill Sees It #308

During acute depression, avoid trying to set your whole life in order all at once. If you take on assignments so heavy that you are sure to fail in them at the moment, then you are allowing yourself to be tricked by your unconscious. Thus you will continue to make sure of your failure, andContinue reading “Way Out Of Depression – As Bill Sees It #308”

The Three Faces Of Recovery – Grapevine Article Feb 1985 by K.W.

SOMEONE CRITICIZED my drinking. I didn’t like being criticized, because it hurt my tender little feelings; my ego rebelled. The criticism implied that there was something wrong in the way I drank. Why, I was proud when people commented on how much I could drink at one sitting and how well I held my liquor.Continue reading “The Three Faces Of Recovery – Grapevine Article Feb 1985 by K.W.”

Sidelined By Remorse – Grapevine Article Sept 2010 by J.M.

After his brother’s suicide, he blames himself and drops out of AA One thing I have learned in AA is that an event that seems insignificant at the time can have monumental effects later. Nothing, it seems, is quite as it seems. Thirty-four years ago I was new in the Fellowship, full of fear, andContinue reading “Sidelined By Remorse – Grapevine Article Sept 2010 by J.M.”

No Need To Fear – Grapevine Article May 2021 by T.S.

Alcohol convinced him he was all alone, unable to live life. The Steps brought him back into the light Before I got sober, most of my time was spent drinking and thinking about how I should be elevated to the appropriate stature that I so rightly deserved. I was determined to prove to everyone thatContinue reading “No Need To Fear – Grapevine Article May 2021 by T.S.”

BROKEN Beyond Repair? – Grapevine Article February 2009 by M.W.

A member talks of “impediments” to her relationship with her Higher Power. Finally, after thirty years of daily drinking, the last five years in full-blown alcoholism, I came to AA–scared, broken, my life a total mess, my health in a precarious state, saved from a suicide attempt, and my bank account busted. I was prettyContinue reading “BROKEN Beyond Repair? – Grapevine Article February 2009 by M.W.”

Power of Acceptance – Grapevine Article October 1984 by J.E.

MANY OF MY earliest memories are of trying very hard, with a small child’s limited resources, to change the people, places, and things in my little life that were unacceptable to me. In fact, it seems that all my life I have pitted my strength and ingenuity against unacceptable situations, trying to change them intoContinue reading “Power of Acceptance – Grapevine Article October 1984 by J.E.”

And You Don’t Drink – Grapevine Article September 1981 by P.Y.

THE PAIN is worse than you can ever remember. You look up and say the Serenity Prayer, and nothing happens. You pace the floor and then sit down and light a cigarette and then get up and fix another cup of coffee and then take a deep breath and wait. “This, too, will pass” isContinue reading “And You Don’t Drink – Grapevine Article September 1981 by P.Y.”

Resentments – Big Book Pages 64 – 67

Resentment is the “number one” offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else. From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick. When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally and physically. In dealing with resentments, we set themContinue reading “Resentments – Big Book Pages 64 – 67”