Little Surrenders – Grapevine Article August 1982 by D.J.

Through the Seventh Step he realized that we “carry our worlds within ourselves ABOUT TWO years ago, I made a fortuitous discovery while experiencing a disturbing episode during my recovery. As a result, the Seventh Step became my tool for everyday coping and living. The emotional impact of this happening was like that of findingContinue reading “Little Surrenders – Grapevine Article August 1982 by D.J.”

Perception of Humility – As Bill Sees It #156

An improved perception of humility starts a revolutionary change in our outlook. Our eyes begin to open to the immense values which have come straight out of painful ego-puncturing. Until now, our lives have been largely devoted to running from pain and problems. Escape via the bottle was always our solution. Then, in A.A., weContinue reading “Perception of Humility – As Bill Sees It #156”

An Unfamiliar Inner Peace – Grapevine Article July 2022 by T.T.

One day he tried what his sponsor had been telling him about Step Seven. Boy, did that feel good. When I sobered up this last time, my original sponsor coached me on the Seventh Step. He and other members of my home group talked about doing favors, helping others and not getting caught. We were toldContinue reading “An Unfamiliar Inner Peace – Grapevine Article July 2022 by T.T.”

Resolving Fear – As Bill Sees It #61

Fear somehow touched about every aspect of our lives. It was an evil and corroding thread; the fabric of our existence was shot through with it. It set in motion trains of circumstances which brought us misfortune we felt we didn’t deserve. But did not we often set the ball rolling ourselves? << << <<Continue reading “Resolving Fear – As Bill Sees It #61”

Understanding & Overcoming Self Centered Fear – Practice These Principles By Ray A

Fear, anger, and resentment cause the alcoholic (and probably everyone else) the most trouble. It is for this reason that the Big Book suggests we start our 4th Step inventory by examining these emotions.  Fear and anger are said to be primal, protective emotions. They are considered the twin sides of a fight-or-flight response builtContinue reading “Understanding & Overcoming Self Centered Fear – Practice These Principles By Ray A”

Identifying Fear – Daily Reflection July 6th

The chief activator of our defects has been self-centered fear. . . .— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 76 When I feel uncomfortable, irritated, or depressed, I look for fear. This “evil and corroding thread” is the root of my distress: Fear of failure; fear of others’ opinions; fear of harm, and many otherContinue reading “Identifying Fear – Daily Reflection July 6th”