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by positrac
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Shame is a favorite weapon of our disease
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Shame is a favorite weapon of our disease

I was recently attending a meeting in Flushing off Roosevelt Ave. and a man mentioned he had gone out again. Now this again was almost a daily deal with this guy and I believe shame and his pride were the key elements in the constant going out and I say going out because this is far beyond relapsing...
by positrac
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: But We Aren't a Glum Lot ...
Topic: Drunk Monkey.
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Re: Drunk Monkey.

I think a memorable experience is about to occur. :lol:
by positrac
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Woman in Meeting Triggering Me
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Woman in Meeting Triggering Me

Unless you live in a one horse township I believe another meeting is available. Many times we just go to the closest place out of easy. But when I drank I might have gone to various bars and sober I've gone to various meetings because each place has the same message about sobriety as they follow the...
by positrac
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Mixed feelings after taking Step 5
Replies: 6
Views: 1103

Re: Mixed feelings after taking Step 5

I believe the biggest mistake I make is judging other peoples outsides to my insides and thinking it will be the same way for me. Lame answer maybe; although if you ask around these events touch us all so differently and it may take years before the light goes on to feel and see the difference it ma...
by positrac
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Surrender & hand it over. I'm struggling
Replies: 20
Views: 1541

Re: Surrender & hand it over. I'm struggling

What would you like to surrender and turn over? This is for you to answer. Look in the mirror and really see yourself today and what do you see? Surrendering is a long process and it is like much of life because it is hard now and inner feelings get all churned up and confusion sets in and those men...
by positrac
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: A decade...
Replies: 10
Views: 1518

Re: A decade...

Paige---- Big hug for the work, mentoring and just participation even with your limited at times mobility. I am proud of this milestone and I will say as a reminder that we haven't arrived and nor are we the experts on how to live one day at a time we just seem to have practiced it longer. I remembe...
by positrac
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Non Alcoholic Binging Experiences
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Non Alcoholic Binging Experiences

Funny what TV can do as it is a weird obsessive drug by itself as I used to do cable tv work some twenty years ago and the stories I could tell.... I like watch mob related documentaries because I knew some of the people that have been documented and I knew them in a way different way and I knew how...
by positrac
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Why do alcoholics self sabotage?
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: Why do alcoholics self sabotage?

self-sabotage is more than just sandbagging the mind to cave for substance. This is also part of recovery when life gets too good I've got to screw it up because all I know is negative things in life. This topic for me at least is an area that sneaks up and before I am able to really wrestle it I ha...
by positrac
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Starting over
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Starting over

We have many tools electronically available now and when you are on the road you can stop and refresh with reading,video and or audio messages. People,places and things are our hard areas and so if you want to learn a different way, I suggest looking for people in sobriety that have what you'd like ...
by positrac
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: The 12 Traditions of AA
Topic: Primary Purpose
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: Primary Purpose

Good points mentioned about the purpose. I find I am the crusty old school dude. I have some difficulty with all of the electronic distractions in the rooms these days. I feel as if it has made a people add way too much drama in the all about me saga of life in sobriety. My opinion regarding this ob...
by positrac
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Fitting in
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: Fitting in

If you have other meetings in your area then exercise your abilities and switch up. If you don't speak and or seem as if you'd rather be someplace else by your facial expressions. Maybe at least stand up each time you attend a meeting and state your name. If you want the gift of sobriety then going ...
by positrac
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Planting Your Spring Garden.
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Re: Planting Your Spring Garden.

Good stuff and never goes out of style even when society changes.
by positrac
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Intro to rock bottom
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: Intro to rock bottom

Welcome and I hope you'll stick around long after life gets better! I was 23 when my life really got bad and that was back in late 1989! AA is not like a diet as we get into our favorite clothes for a season. This is a life long deal and our sobriety is life and death on our level and innocent peopl...
by positrac
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Conflict with fellows (?)
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Conflict with fellows (?)

Powerless over people,places and things! I hate it and I would suggest not to hide from your life as it is yours. If you have a sponsor I'd recommend there views and work the steps and pray for peace with yourself and the angry party. Just don't drink over this because it is not worth it and they wi...
by positrac
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Difficult when it’s all around you
Replies: 18
Views: 1599

Re: Difficult when it’s all around you

Go to other meetings as they provide other opinions and sobriety levels. Finding ways to have fun, fit in and or just not be awkward is kind of hard at least for me. I'd go to NASCAR venues and everyone is trashed and acting stupid. For me I'd just enjoy the race and separate myself from them. But o...