Thursday, 20 June 2013

Alcoholics Anonymous | June 20 | DonInLondon | Step 6 "Let Go"

June 20 2013: step six in mind… "In meetings of the fellowship, we listen to somebody share their experience strength and hope and then share back. We also hear other people share and other people often say something very useful, or something we find quite impossible to fathom. Behaviour in meetings! We may be talking to somebody and then suddenly another person jumps in to talk to us or the other person. Anywhere else but a fellowship meeting, it would seem rude and inappropriate. In meetings at the end of them, the enthusiasm to connect or disconnect can override politeness and discretion." Sometimes it may seem rude and inappropriate to be accosted, most times it is necessary for someone to just get their words out and share their happiness or pain. In early days of interrupted conversations, often people have murderous anger brewing. As our temperament becomes softer and more tolerant, the murderous nature of early days, becomes more loving and there is acceptance that people are the way they are today…

Of course there are those who come with a prepared solution to something we have shared. And sometimes the murderous anger can remain for quite a while, because the solution delivered by the "solution basher" may be good for them, and completely useless to anyone else in the world. I do feel there is reward in learning about step ten, well in advance of completing all the other steps, or there would be a large influx into many penal colonies around the world today…

Alcoholics Anonymous DonInLondon "Step Six Collection" June 20 2013

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