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by Steven F
Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Sponser request; surprised at response
Replies: 39
Views: 10719

Re: Sponser request; surprised at response

I might say some things here that might sound stupid to some, but ... In MY experience: "And if you don't feel 100% that you'll "go to any length"? How do you work towards that? " You do not work towards anything. Anyway, nobody can tell you what that "any lengths" looks like. The "any ways" are stu...
by Steven F
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:46 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Meditation - A Life Skill
Replies: 20
Views: 2920

Re: Meditation - A Life Skill

Thanks for clarifying that, Jim. There is indeed no discrepancy.

There's a new world behind these four little pages though :-).
by Steven F
Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Meditation - A Life Skill
Replies: 20
Views: 2920

Re: Meditation - A Life Skill

I entered in a world of meditation today in a plane, on a 3 hour-ish flight between Tallinn and Frankfurt (I'm in Tunisia now). I listened to a tape on the subject of 10 and 11 first, and then let myself drift away on some oriental music. After a bit, the thoughts and the chatter seemed to float abo...
by Steven F
Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Service
Topic: Secret about service
Replies: 7
Views: 4814

Re:

Ken_the_Geordie wrote:(I would've; I think I have actually (but that's vague)
Shoot - now I have to go sit with this to see if I just had a laugh out of that, or if it is really a memory 8) .
by Steven F
Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Using You Tube to 'carry the message', what's your thoughts?
Replies: 30
Views: 4588

Re: Using You Tube to 'carry the message', what's your thoughts?

I bumped into this one while looking for info on the Washingtonians. Maybe interesting, as we are talking about anonymity... 4. Anonymity.- A comparison with the Washingtonian experience underscores the sheer survival value of the principle of anonymity in Alcoholics Anonymous. At the height of his ...
by Steven F
Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Using You Tube to 'carry the message', what's your thoughts?
Replies: 30
Views: 4588

Re: Using You Tube to 'carry the message', what's your thoughts?

Looking to AA's founders, I don't see much mention of them going to bars to seek out newcomers. Interesting that you bring that up. I seem to remember - I think I heard it on the Joe&Charlie tapes, or otherwise on a tape by Bill W. himself - that Bill W. actually did just that (before his trip to A...
by Steven F
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Sponsorship
Topic: Help with sponsee?
Replies: 8
Views: 6183

Re: Help with sponsee?

Ken, I can't really make up from your question if you have asked him *why* he doesn't want to do a fourth step. Any ideas?
by Steven F
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Step 9 - when is it okay to write a letter?
Replies: 8
Views: 8512

Re: Step 9 - when is it okay to write a letter?

Some considerations, from my own personal experience... I had two "letter amends". One to my mother, who had died in the mean time. One to the "collection of ladies" who I had treated more or less in the same obnoxious way. Neither of them was actually sent. The first is a logic choice, the second i...
by Steven F
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:02 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Using You Tube to 'carry the message', what's your thoughts?
Replies: 30
Views: 4588

Re: Using You Tube to 'carry the message', what's your thoughts?

Anonymity is about a lot more than someone knowing you are an alcoholic, of course. Anonymity protects our fellows, AA as a whole, and yourself. Even if you don't see it as an ego-thing right now, comments to what you do may very well turn it into just that. On a medium like that, you will get attac...
by Steven F
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Meditation - A Life Skill
Replies: 20
Views: 2920

Re: Meditation - A Life Skill

Great stuff - thank you all! I am searching for a way to have a "workable" meditation life, and here are some fine tips, thanks! Ken, if you have some good links to something about "breathing meditation", I would love to get them from you (PM?). Right now, evening meditation works sometimes, but mor...
by Steven F
Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Hi, I'm Steven, and I'm an alcoholic
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Hi, I'm Steven, and I'm an alcoholic

Hello there! I found AA through the "need help now" on e-aa.org some 18 months ago, and stopped drinking on July 23rd 2008. The 12th step work of the ones who have replied to me that day has a lot to do with that, and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for the things they mailed to me. A frien...