Friday, 25 November 2016

It is OK to be attracted by the thought of recovery

The road of recovery...
and being awake,
and walking on it,
.....................................can be more than you ever thought.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

A short read...

D.H. Lawrence (novelist) said:
The novel is the perfect medium for revealing to us the changing rainbow of our living relationships.

Our everyday life often becomes so predictable we become oblivious to variation in life. We establish connections with people and then perhaps take them for granted. Even in our intimate relationships we may not be aware of the changes taking place.

But change is the law of life. Nothing is static, least of all people. We see this when we read a well-written novel, where our vision of the characters is constantly shifting as they evolve and change during the story. From our privileged, objective position as readers we watch the ebb and flow of relationships as they develop and become different.

We can take this perspective into our own lives. We can become more attentive to the complexity and subtleties of our inner lives and our relationships with those we love. As we recover from our addiction, this can help us be open to the new and the marvelous in our relationships.

Reflection:

I become attentive to change and renewal in everything around me, especially my relationships.

Monday, 14 November 2016

NOVEMBER 14 • Reflection

• NOVEMBER 14 •

Passions are less mischievous than boredom, for passions tend to diminish and boredom increase.
—Barbey d'Aurevilly

One of the great modern diseases is boredom, and for many of us it is the ground of our sex addiction. When time is slow and heavy, we trip off into fantasies and obsessions. And the next step could be to act out.

This mechanism can take so strong a hold on us that we may feel we can't do much to escape the vicious cycle of boredom and addiction. But modern life is as rich, varied, and colorful as life was at any other time.

Most of us who have our health are surrounded by all kinds of challenges and excitements. All we need to do is to move out into the world and use our senses. Thousands of delights await us.

Perhaps we need to take on a regular schedule of exercise, not necessarily anything strenuous or costly.

A simple walk can work wonders. We'll learn to see the world as a real place and not merely through a film of fantasy. We gain energy by acting in the world; we lose it by acting out.

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I need to plan my activities and move outward, into the world.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Come as you are - Wake up @the meeting

You can do this. Come to Share the Warmth in Point St Charles at 8:15 a.m. sharp! It won't hurt. (More details on this site)

Monday, 10 October 2016

Re: 11 October

Thanks for letting me know.


Le lun. 10 oct. 2016 05:56, Alan Kelly <alanwkelly@gmail.com> a √©crit :
Know meeting(s) or No meeting(s).

Last year on this date, 8-9 members arrived at the usual Monday night meeting place only to find it closed. A group conscience decision was made to go to an nearby place to conduct our fellowship.

I'm writing in advance of anyone arriving only to find the meeting place closed so an alternative can be chosen ahead of time.

Alan

11 October

Know meeting(s) or No meeting(s).

Last year on this date, 8-9 members arrived at the usual Monday night meeting place only to find it closed. A group conscience decision was made to go to an nearby place to conduct our fellowship.

I'm writing in advance of anyone arriving only to find the meeting place closed so an alternative can be chosen ahead of time.

Alan

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

What the heck...

The link is safe, it's a picture of a pink cloud…



Just because I don't know something… doesn't mean it's not there.

How does this relate to being clean and sober?

Do I go to enough meetings?


Thursday, 28 July 2016

SAA New Morning meeting

Meeting every Thursday since August Fourth, Twenty Hundred and Sixteen from 8:15 to 8:45. YES, 30 minutes and it works.

Talk to a member to find where it is.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Page view and Calendar view

The "Page view" gets updated before the changes are seen in the "Calendar view."

If in doubt, call someone who goes to meetings. 

Thank you for reading.