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12-step recovery for those of us who love alcoholics or addicts. We share our experience, strength, and hope as we use the principles of the Al-Anon program in our lives. We talk openly and honestly about the problems and challenges as we face alcoholism and addiction in our friends and relatives. We share the tools and solutions we have found that let us live a life that is serene, happy, and free, even when the alcoholic or addict is still drinking or using.
Most Recent Episode
Willingness – Episode 216
1 day ago
A member asked another member to be their sponsor. The response was, “Are you willing to do what I did for as long as I did it to get what I have?” What would your answer be? Where does that willingness come from?
* What does this word mean to me today?
* How is that different from how I understood it in the past?
* Where does willingness appear in the Steps?
* Step 3: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
* Step 8: Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
* But also: Step 4 — willingness to look deeply at ourselves.
* Step 5 and 6 — willingness to change.
* Step 11 — willingness to deepen our relationship with a higher power.
* In fact, we can find it in all the steps!
* Eric noted that you can put the word “willing” in front of each step: Step 1, “Became willing to admit we were powerless…”, etc.
* Acronym: HOW — Honest, Open, and Willing. This is HOW the program of recovery works.
* How did I become willing?
* Examples of others — your stories of using the principles of the program in your own recovery helped me be willing to try them for myself.
* Pain — “hitting bottom” over and over in different ways. Eventually willing to try something, anything new.
A few tidbits from the episode:
Psychology Today article: 5 Ways to Really Get Closer to Each Other
Phone meetings web site.
And the quote from Marilyn Monroe that Spencer mentioned: “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
Please call us at 734-707-8795 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or experience, strength and hope. Or just leave a comment right here.
Music from the show
Prince: Willing and Able
Jason Mraz: I’m Yours
Rush: One Little Victory
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I love the shows stimulating topics with all the calming effects of saying The Serenity Prayer over and over. I'm so glad my friend told me about STITCHER.
Date published: 2013-12-09