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by D'oh
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Surviving the Holidays
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: Surviving the Holidays

One Day at a Time.

What ever it means (as some discuss on here) doesn't mean Christmas 2023, Your 55th Birthday, July 4th 2028.

Focus on Today, and there should be No Fear of Tomorrow, and at the same time, No Regrets of Yesterday.
by D'oh
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Meditations Practical Rewards
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Meditations Practical Rewards

Driving is my Best Meditation time. I know, I know 2 lane roadways only around here. Other than that, every morning I turn it over. Sometimes in the Shower I hear an answer or direction. But I mostly hear them at Meeting, and after Coffees through other Members shares and views. I am famous for work...
by D'oh
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Shame is a favorite weapon of our disease
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Re: Shame is a favorite weapon of our disease

We Do have a Choice, it is just that 1 Choice will probably mean Death or a Padded Cell, maybe even the Death of others. The question is. "Did you learn anything from the Slip?" Was Alcohol an Answer this time? Was it any better? If nothing else, AA really messes up your Drinking, but So Many never ...
by D'oh
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I dont want to get up in the morning.
Replies: 14
Views: 134

Re: I dont want to get up in the morning.

I have survived 2 Impaired charges, 2 within a year.

It did look bleak at the time, but it wound up being the start of a Very Great way of Life.
by D'oh
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: We have a 3 fold disease.
Replies: 41
Views: 21338

Re: We have a 3 fold disease.

." From what?? Resentments, not alcoholism. Again, every alcoholic may be spiritually sick but not every spiritually sick person is an alcoholic. Yes. "Alcohol is but a Symptom". It truly is the "ISM". Jokingly I like to say that "I didn't drink the first day of Kindergarten, but I sure could have ...
by D'oh
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New Slogans
Replies: 39
Views: 329

Re: New Slogans

Again you are caught up with the "once i started" thing. That means you have a choice. What I am saying is, If we dont get our act together (keep fit spiritual condition and work on it permanently) We will start drinking again (the mental twists or the blank spots will force you to drink). Perhaps ...
by D'oh
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New Slogans
Replies: 39
Views: 329

Re: New Slogans

This was a game changer for AA. With all good intention Bill wrote this but he should have known better no good alcoholic is going to come in and embrace this program before he loses his soul. I am part of another forum (not related to AA), not a single person accepts he/she has already gone past t...
by D'oh
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New Slogans
Replies: 39
Views: 329

Re: New Slogans

I kind of like the Slogan, "Don't analyze, Utilize." I can second this. I would like to see this as a new slogan: "Be prepared to work hard, this is not a Simple Program" I think this depends on the level of "Complete Defeat" one enters with. Many walk through the Doors Defeated, Some come to reali...
by D'oh
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Surviving the Holidays
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: Surviving the Holidays

I have been there, for a Wedding I had to Stand Up my Brother's, I was dreading this for months Newly Sober. I even attended a Practice Wedding a couple of months before and was home in bed by 9:00. My Brother's came and went, I never thought of drinking and even helped clean up afterwards. Point be...
by D'oh
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One day at a time
Replies: 46
Views: 651

Re: One day at a time

I get all the above. Somehow I feel, you are suggesting, we are not doing something that the big book is suggesting. Thats what I am puzzled. I think that Asking for Sobriety, is not necessarily a Prayer. The BB does say to use and memorize a Few set Prayers, the only ones that I know are the 3rd, ...
by D'oh
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One day at a time
Replies: 46
Views: 651

Re: One day at a time

I dont want to affect/impact your belief. What I am concerned is you are very convincing that the big book requests us to pray for sobriety by throwing those snippets from 10 and 11. Thats what I am trying to address. The Big Book is meant to be "Suggestive Only" as is a Sponsor's directions, Sugge...
by D'oh
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The great obsession of every abnormal drinker
Replies: 19
Views: 422

Re: The great obsession of every abnormal drinker

PaigeB wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:53 pm


IF I COULD DRINK LIKE A NORMAL PERSON I WOULD BE DRUNK ALL DAY LONG!
HAHAHAHAAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAAAAAHAHAHAAHA :mrgreen:
NORMALLY DRUNK ALL DAY LONG!! though.

It is so true, that our Brains are wired differently. That we have to imagine what a "Norm" is.
by D'oh
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Drinking Dreams
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Drinking Dreams

I woke up tired and felt like maybe I should call my sponsor or something! I felt a bit like a newcomer again! My first time in, I had a Drinking Dream and I did pick up the 100lb phone and called my Sponsor @ 3:00am. I told him about the Dream and asked what it meant? He said and I quote, "It mean...
by D'oh
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One day at a time
Replies: 46
Views: 651

Re: One day at a time

i am glad yours didn't fall off. you jump into others without understanding the 1st, this is the confusion we land in. \ Ok, now I am Intrigued, Please explain "Jump into others" And "What fell off" and Understanding the 1st" when the Conversation is about 1 day at a time. 1 day at a time which lea...
by D'oh
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: One day at a time
Replies: 46
Views: 651

Re: One day at a time

I dont. You post few it bits like "Upon awakening" and "On Retiring" and sound really convincing. In the working of the 3rd step they lay out what is the main problem: "Selfishness and self-centeredness" and rest of the steps is about dissolving those. Nowhere in the rest of the book they ask us to...