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PROTECTION FOR ALL

NOVEMBER 30 “Daily Reflections” are copyrighted by AA World Services Inc. and are reprinted with permission” At the personal level, anonymity provides protection or all members from identification as alcoholics, a safeguard often of special importance to newcomers, it the level of press, radio, TV, and films, anonymity stresses the equality in the Fellowship of […]

The Missing Piece: The Spiritual Malady

Removing the Shelter

I have suffered from the disease of alcoholism for more than thirty years.  Alcohol was for me a shelter where I would hide from life’s challenges and from adversity. The program of recovery has taken away that shelter.  At first I was angry for I had always felt comfortable in that hide-out.  I had nowhere […]

What Shape Is Your Triangle?

(Taken from the January 1968 (Vol. 24, No. 8) Grapevine. Reprinted with permission of the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.) This year has been the tenth year of my sobriety, one day at a time. I am not hesitant to share this news, because I have learned that not one of these miraculous days is to my […]

No Win Situations

Sometimes we are powerless because of our stations in life. We may be in a situation where we feel others have power over us. We may feel that we are trapped by the demands of others and that there’s no way to please them all. It’s a double bind: To please one is to disappoint another. Sometimes […]

Joe and Charlie More About Alcoholism 1

Faith

  When, therefore, we speak to you of God, we mean your own conception of God. This applies, too, to other spiritual expressions which you find in this book. Do not let any prejudice you may have against spiritual terms deter you from honestly asking yourself what they mean to you. At the start, this […]