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Escape Suffering – Recovered 1216

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By giving back to others, you give yourself a purpose. It’s a constant reminder of the fact that you are worthy of life, that you have something to offer, and that you deserve love just as much as everyone else. There’s nothing quite like feeling needed, and people who are fresh into sober living can certainly benefit from the lessons you have to teach them after you’ve walked the path for a while yourself. There’s also nothing quite like the satisfaction of talking to someone when they are suffering. Sometimes what we need most is just a friendly ear. Never doubt how much you provide just by offering someone a friendly ear.  We find that when we support someone who is suffering, our own suffering is eased. Tonight, we talk about Escaping Suffering.

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Take Our One Question Survey on Suffering

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This week, our recovery topic will be “Suffering.”

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Call Recovered About Suffering

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By giving back to others, you give yourself a purpose. It’s a constant reminder of the fact that you are worthy of life, that you have something to offer, and that you deserve love just as much as everyone else. There’s nothing quite like feeling needed, and people who are fresh into sober living can certainly benefit from the lessons you have to teach them after you’ve walked the path for a while yourself.

There’s also nothing quite like the satisfaction of talking to someone when they are suffering. Sometimes what we need most is just a friendly ear. Never doubt how much you provide just by offering someone a friendly ear.  We find that when we support someone who is suffering, our own suffering is eased.

Tonight, we talk about Escaping Suffering.

Over the next several weeks, we will explore the spirituality of the book
Powerless but not Helpless
A Recovery Interpretation of the Tao Te Ching
81 Essential Meditations That Can Change Your Life!

Leave A Message Now

We need your voice!!  Share your story with the new person in recovery.
To “call” in and share your experience, strength and hope regarding this topic, just tap
You can always dial in and leave a message on this topic.  Just dial
When you “call”, reflect on these questions:
  • When you were new, how were you suffering?
  • What behaviors caused you suffering when you were new?
  • Which people caused you suffering when you were new?
  • How did you cope? What parts of the program/fellowship helped?
  • What are you suffering about today?
  • How does service work help you?
So you can prepare for Tuesday’s show, you can get a copy of our Show Notes,  just click 

Join Us Thursday For The Recovered Podcast Zoom Recovery Meeting

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On Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 7:30 pm eastern, join us for a Michigan-style meeting. Share your experience, strength, and hope as we have a meeting with the following recovery topic:
Escape Suffering
 
We are working our way through a book recently published by co-host Buddy C.
Find it here  https://amzn.to/3BW97rH
By giving back to others, you give yourself a purpose. It’s a constant reminder of the fact that you are worthy of life, that you have something to offer, and that you deserve love just as much as everyone else. There’s nothing quite like feeling needed, and people who are fresh into sober living can certainly benefit from the lessons you have to teach them after you’ve walked the path for a while yourself.

There’s also nothing quite like the satisfaction of talking to someone when they are suffering. Sometimes what we need most is just a friendly ear. Never doubt how much you provide just by offering someone a friendly ear.  We find that when we support someone who is suffering, our own suffering is eased.

Thursday, we talk about Escaping Suffering.

Questions to ponder:
  • When you were new, how were you suffering?
  • How did you cope?
  • What parts of the program/fellowship helped?
  • When did you first start to feel relief?
  • How does service work help you with your own suffering?
  • Why does being present to those suffering in recovery help your own suffering?
  • How does your higher power play in being of service?
  • What types of service work have you been involved in?
  • Today, what is your purpose in life?
  • Today, what is your higher power calling you to?
  • Today, what is your heart’s desire?
  • What do you have to offer the person who suffers today?
  • What are your gifts?
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Emptiness – Recovered 1214

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When we stop using drugs and alcohol, we can see the void we were trying to fill. We can see the emptiness that existed before our addiction.

Filling this void with drugs and alcohol did not work. But maybe this emptiness has a purpose. Maybe recovery can help us fill the void with what it was intended for. If you are new, you are beginning your recovery journey and the void is visible. And it is scary. Don’t worry! When you have the support of the fellowship, when you have a homegroup, when you work steps, when you talk with a trusted friend, you can see that this void can be filled with good things. Filled with things it was intended for.

Tonight, we talk about Emptiness.

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For information on the Book “Powerless Not Helpless”

Link to Buddy’ Book Through Our Affiliate

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Call Recovered About Emptiness

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If you call in this week, leave us a voice message, and send us an email with your mailing address, we will send you a copy of Buddy’s Book, Powerless but not Helpless.  Hurry before they are all gone.
Tuesday Night, the recovery topic will be “Emptiness.”
Over the next several weeks, we will explore the spirituality of the book
Powerless but not Helpless
A Recovery Interpretation of the Tao Te Ching
81 Essential Meditations That Can Change Your Life!

When we stop using drugs and alcohol, we can see the void we were trying to fill.  We can see the emptiness that existed before our addiction.

Filling this void with drugs and alcohol did not work.  But maybe this emptiness has a purpose.  Maybe recovery can help us fill the void with what it was intended for.  If you are new, you are beginning your recovery journey and the void is visible. And it is scary. Don’t worry!  When you have the support of the fellowship, when you have a homegroup, when you work steps, when you talk with a trusted friend, you can see that this void can be filled with good things.  Filled with things it was intended for.

Tonight, we talk about Emptiness.

Leave A Message Now

We need your voice!!  Share your story with the new person in recovery.
To “call” in and share your experience, strength and hope regarding this topic, just tap
You can always dial in and leave a message on this topic.  Just dial
When you “call”, reflect on these questions:
  • What is an emptiness to you?
  • Have you ever felt the void?
  • How did you try to fill the void?
  • How can emptiness be a positive thing?
  • What were you longing for when you used drugs and alcohol?
  • How did the program help you?
  • What step helped you find your purpose?
  • Today, what is your purpose?
  • Today, what is your heart’s desire?
  • How does your higher power help you discern?
  • How does the fellowship help in this journey?
So you can prepare for Tuesday’s show, you can get a copy of our Show Notes,  just click 

Big Book Workshop Part 9 – Recovered 1211

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Scott L. from Nashville, TN and Bob D. from Las Vegas, NV doing a Big Book Workshop Weekend in Altamore Springs, FL – January 21st-23rd 2005

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Surrendering Expectations – Recovered 1211

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Can you ask your Higher Power to take all actions necessary to bring you to the point of surrender?
Can you allow yourself to come to a place of full dependency, like a newborn child?
Can you look within until your reflection is Love and acceptance?
Can you practice Love toward others with no manipulation?
Can you play the part assigned to you in life without complaint?
Can you move from having, to doing, to just being?
Living sober teaches us to Love without a selfish agenda, to give without expecting anything in return, and to lead without dominating.
It is in the surrender of expectations that we find acceptance.
This is called the highest of virtues.

Tonight, we talk about the Surrendering Expectations.

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For information on the Book “Powerless Not Helpless”

Link to Buddy’ Book Through Our Affiliate

Check out this episode!