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Call Recovered About Gratitude

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Tuesday Night, the Recovery Topic is “Gratitude.”
 
When people are grateful for what they have, they will experience a great deal of happiness in their life. When the individual is constantly lamenting their lot, it will be impossible for them to find peace of mind. Gratitude is not about what people have or do not have. There are billionaires who still do not feel satisfied and poor people who feel they have everything they need. The tendency to feel grateful is a mental attitude that can be developed. It is particularly important that people recovering from an addiction try to cultivate this positive outlook, because it can help to ensure their success in the future.
Let’s talk about this solution.  Tap Speakpipe (preferred because the sound quality is excellent.  Use this method especially if you are outside the Unites States) or call 1-734-288-7510 and answer the following question(s):
How do I appreciate?
What abilities do I have that I’m grateful for?
What experiences have I had that I am grateful for?
What happened today/yesterday/this week/this month/this year that I am  grateful for?
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Bob D. Part 4 – Recovered 872

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Envy – Recovered 871

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We live in a world riddled with envy. To a greater or less degree, everybody is infected with it. From this defect we must surely get a warped yet definite satisfaction. Else why would we consume such great amounts of time wishing for what we have not, rather than working for it, or angrily looking for attributes we shall never have, instead of adjusting to the fact, and accepting it? And how often we work hard with no better motive than to be secure and slothful later on–only we call that “retiring.” Consider, too, our talents for procrastination, which is really sloth in five syllables. Nearly anyone could submit a good list of such defects as these, and few of us would seriously think of giving them up, at least until they cause us excessive misery.

What are your first thoughts,
what is first to mind,
where do you want to start?

What is envy?
Why is envy bad for you?

How was envy a part of your life before program?
How did envy contribute to your addiction/codependency?
When you were new, how did you recognize envy as harmful in your life?
How can envy contribute to a relapse?

What other shortcomings accompany envy in you life?
How can envy be turned into a good thing?
What basic instinct of life underlies envy?

How does envy manifest in your life today?
What steps, slogans, prayers, actions have helped?

Phone Calls

Alex – thanksgiving

Chris – woman to woman

Clyde – envy

Alex –

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Holly D Open Talk at Woman to Woman 2017 – Recovered 870

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Call Recovered About Envy

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Tuesday Night, the Recovery Topic is “Envy.”
 
We live in a world riddled with envy. To a greater or less degree, everybody is infected with it. From this defect we must surely get a warped yet definite satisfaction. Else why would we consume such great amounts of time wishing for what we have not, rather than working for it, or angrily looking for attributes we shall never have, instead of adjusting to the fact, and accepting it? And how often we work hard with no better motive than to be secure and slothful later on–only we call that “retiring.” Consider, too, our talents for procrastination, which is really sloth in five syllables. Nearly anyone could submit a good list of such defects as these, and few of us would seriously think of giving them up, at least until they cause us excessive misery.
Let’s talk about this solution.  Tap Speakpipe (preferred because the sound quality is excellent.  Use this method especially if you are outside the Unites States) or call 1-734-288-7510 and answer the following question(s):
Why is envy bad for your recovery?
How does envy manifest in your life today?
What are some of the symptoms of active envy in your life today?
What recovery tool helps?
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Bob D. Part 3 – Recovered 869

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Acceptance – Recovered 868

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Acceptance is one of the most important tools in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. There are many things that are out of your control, but if you can accept that everything is the way it’s supposed to be at all times, you can truly attain inner peace. This is often easier said than done.

Acceptance can be defined as the act of taking or receiving something offered. In human psychology the word is used to describe a person’s assent to the reality of a situation. The individual is able to accept the reality of what is happening and they do not feel the need to protest it or change it.

What are your first thoughts on this topic?
What does acceptance mean to you?

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Page 417 of the big book:
Acceptance
“And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.
When I am disturbed,
It is because I find some person, place, thing, situation —
Some fact of my life — unacceptable to me,
And I can find no serenity until I accept
That person, place, thing, or situation
As being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.
Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God’s world by mistake.
Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober;
Unless I accept life completely on life’s terms,
I cannot be happy.
I need to concentrate not so much
On what needs to be changed in the world
As on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.”

When did you first read the Acceptance statement?
What was your reaction to it?

When you were new,
what kinds of loss and disappointments were you experiencing?
How did the spiritual tool of Acceptance help?

In early sobriety, did you try to force certain outcomes
were there some consequences you were trying to avoid?
Did you get the outcome you desired?

In early sobriety, did you struggle against reality?
How does acceptance and reality relate?

What is the serenity prayer?
How does the acceptance statement and the serenity prayer relate?
What is your experience with the prayer?

What does acceptance look like today?

What are you trying to accept today?
What tools, steps, prayers, slogans, traditions, are you using?

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Bob D. Part 2 – Recovered 867

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Call Recovered About Acceptance

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MONDAY Night, the Recovery Topic is “Acceptance”
 
Acceptance is one of the most important tools in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. There are many things that are out of your control, but if you can accept that everything is the way it’s supposed to be at all times, you can truly attain inner peace. This is often easier said than done. If you’re like most alcoholics and addicts, you want what you want when you want it. You want to be in charge of your own life and maybe even the lives of those around you. You want to get your own way, and you may get pretty upset or unsettled when you don’t.
Let’s talk about this solution.  Tap Speakpipe (preferred because the sound quality is excellent.  Use this method especially if you are outside the Unites States) or call 1-734-288-7510 and answer the following question(s):
What does acceptance look like today?
Do you struggle today regarding desired outcomes?
What are you trying to accept today?
What tools, steps, prayers, slogans, traditions, are you using?
Do you use the serenity prayer?
What is your experience with the prayer?
Recovered Podcast is live online every Tuesday at 6:30 pm EST as we record the show.  Join the fun and be part of the show.
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Step 1 – Recovered 866.output – Recovered 866

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We admitted we couldn’t lick alcohol with our own remaining
resources, and so we accepted the further fact that
dependence upon a Higher Power (if only our A.A. group)
could do this impossible job. The moment we were
able to accept these facts fully, our release from the alcohol
compulsion had begun.

For most of us, this pair of acceptances had required a lot of
exertion to achieve. Our whole treasured philosophy of self sufficiency
had to be cast aside. This had NOT been done with
sheer will power; it came instead as the result of developing
the willingness to accept these new facts of living.
We neither ran nor fought. But accept we did. And then we
began to be free.

What are your initial thoughts on this
reading from As Bill Sees it?

What does being powerless mean to you?
What was your experience with admitting powerlessness over alcohol when you first came in?
How are you powerless over alcohol today?

Is there a difference between admitting and accepting?

What does freedom mean to you?
When you accepted you were powerless over alcohol and that you needed a higher power, did that give you freedom?
Are you free today?
What holds you back from freedom today?

What does self sufficiency mean to you?
When is it good?
When is it bad?
Did you suffer from self sufficiency?

Phone Calls

Joe K

Clyde

Mike from FLA

The Recovered podcast is for the new person in recovery. What would you say to that person about this topic,
Step 1

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