Sunday, 16 June 2013

Alcoholics Anonymous | June 16 | DonInLondon | Step 6 "Let Go"

June 16 2013: step six in mind… "Life can be: good, bad and ugly. How we react and respond to the good, bad and ugly, becomes a choice when we understand what is going on in the moment of now." Step six: fear, pride and ego, and everything that goes with it can emerge, or we can keep in mind, courage to change, faith in doing the next right thing and confidence growing which is step seven. Step seven, enables anyone to understand that it is okay not to know the answers, to go with the moment and reality rather than trying to deny the truth.

Every Saturday there is a meeting where we concentrate on the spiritual experience. Whether we have a blinding eye opening moment. A bit of an oxymoron, saying that, "a blinding eye opening moment!" Or we have an educational spiritual experience, I am hoping that the result is the same: "living in the moment, feelings equal to the experience we are having. And being able to cope with what is going on." If we have never been enlightened by the moment of now, it can be a blinding eye opening moment, or if we are continuing an ongoing spiritual experience? It is the education and the experience of life, by living in the moment of now. It could be a step six moment, it could be a step seven moment, hopefully the experience is now…

Every feeling has its place in our experience. I can be angry and resentful, in the moment and it can evoke great extremes from past experience. The gift of recovery is I know what is going on inside me. And I know hanging onto angry, resentful feelings is not going to be good. I need to be able to express my feelings appropriately and recognise that past experiences can ruin the present moment. Happy, sad, joyful, hateful, loving and every feeling in the moment is likely to be the truth of our current experience. There is no point in denying the truth, indeed being able to express the truth of now is key. If we cannot express the truth right now, we are probably missing the point and perpetuating our old outlook. Expression, sharing these experiences and the feedback we can receive gives us a better perspective. It can be very uncomfortable to hear the truth, at the same time if we cannot experience the bad and ugly, we will never recognise the good that comes from it, even when it may be hurtful and bruising and downright difficult to be vulnerable, until we realise vulnerability, very often is the essence and sharp edge of learning...

Alcoholics Anonymous DonInLondon "Step Six Collection" June 16 2013

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