Recording for February 2, 2017

Week 266, February 2, 2017 All Addictions Thursday Big Book Step Study

Today’s reading:
AA 12&12 p. 91 beginning of para 1-
p. 92 end of (full)paragraph 1.

“In all these situations, we need…” through
“…any success we may be having is far more His success than ours.”

Q(1) Ask yourself: Did I act hastily this week? Or did I act rationally?
Write on it.

Q(2) Did you see that, with acting hastily or rashly, your ability to be fair-minded and tolerant evaporated?

Q(3) Did that happen to you- did you have an unkind tirade?

Q(4) Are you having fantasies of greater victories over people and circumstances?

Q(5) Have you played the big-shot? Tried to control other people? Tried to get your way? If so, write it out.

Q(6)(a) Why is prideful self-confidence not recovery?
(b) What is recovery? How would you describe it?

Q(7)(a)Has anybody turned away from you? You need to look at that. (That looking is a spot-check inventory.)
(b) Were you playing the big-shot? Trying to control?
(c) Were you quick-tempered? Furious and power-driven? Sulking? In a state of silent scorn?

Q(8) Look up ‘vigilance’ and write on:
(a) What does vigilance look like?
(b) What is an Action Plan for you to have vigilance around Step Ten?

Q(9) Write on:
“As an insurance against “big-shot-ism” we can often check ourselves by remembering that we are today sober only by the grace of God and that any success we may be having is far more His success than ours.” ( AA 12&12
p. 92 last sentence para 1)