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By Mel B.

The main ideas of Alcoholics nameless are broadly widely used as seven renowned slogans: First issues first. reside and permit reside. effortless does it. enable cross and permit God. someday at a time. cross it on. preserve it basic. This inspiring publication explores the deep knowledge in the back of those uncomplicated sayings and indicates how the underlying rules relate not just to restoration but in addition to residing fortunately and good in a complicated international. Mel B. and invoice P. provide a special examine the old, religious, and Twelve Step roots of the most ideas of restoration. packed with functional aid and help, this ebook supplies readers a transparent and valuable feel of ways those rules practice to the most ambitions of restoration: staying fresh and sober, development emotional balance and adulthood for winning residing in sobriety, and discovering the desire and how to get besides others and satisfy our complete human power.

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But after establishing a good period of sobriety in AA, he dropped meeting attendance to resume his bowling. This was an unreasonable and unnecessary decision. In the first place, it was odd that he should have given up bowling completely to go to AA meetings. There is no reason why AA members should give up healthy recreation. There are probably thousands of AA members who bowl regularly in leagues and on weekends, often with people who drink. If AA members are on sound spiritual ground, they can do almost anything others do if they do not pick up a drink.

Page 1 Chapter One First Things First (Order) First Things First Heaven is not reached by a single bound. But we build the ladder by which we rise. J. G. Holland The old saying "Rome was not built in a day" tells us that every great achievement must have a single beginning and must continue to be built with care. So it is understandable that in recovery we need to be reminded that all good endings depend on a careful, useful, and productive program of progress. Our recovery brings us the best things in life, but we must never be greedy with them.

While this serves as a rationale for seeking power over people's lives, it also disguises another motive: the desire to avoid change for ourselves. If we can focus on the shortcomings of other people, there's less time to be concerned about what's wrong in our own lives. If we've been involved in causes devoted to changing other people, it may take some practice to switch to the idea of changing only ourselves. But it can be liberating to take on the lifetime job of self-improvement while leaving others free to be themselves.

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