Thursday, 20 June 2013

Alcoholics Anonymous | June 19 | DonInLondon | Step 6 "Let Go"

June 19 2013: step six in mind… "Contingent on the conditions of the day, and what everybody else is doing, asking for help is a very good idea when things are going well, and support would be appreciated, and also when things seem to be going wrong and support may become a necessity." Soldiering on and putting on a brave face, covering up fear, pride and ego can make for a very sad state of affairs. At the same time, reliance on one form of support or one person is not necessarily the right way forward. We all need plenty of phone numbers, plenty of contact, because you can guarantee that one person or another is not likely to be there, just because we need them…

Yes, fellowship is all about open honest and willing, helping each other in unity, service and recovery. And in emotional and spiritual terms, we all do the best we can with what we know today. Sometimes in fellowship, we may over rely on one or two people or the other way round. And then we find ourselves in a bit of a bind with unity service and recovery. Do I take advantage? Do others take advantage? It depends on the conditions on the day: sometimes we are able to be there and very happy that we do help as best we can. And sometimes we are tired out and unable and quite disabled ourselves. Two unhappy campers sharing their problems is not a good idea in the long run. Find happier campers with a groundsheet and a solidly made tent to weather the emotional and spiritual storms that we all encounter. And sometimes all at the same time on the same day in the moment of now, we find ourselves in happy and unhappy company and the emotional and spiritual raindrops are falling on our heads...

Alcoholics Anonymous DonInLondon "Step Six Collection" June 19 and 2013

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