Week 271 – 9 March 2017 – 12Step Big Book All Addictions Workshop
Week Tradition Ten cont’d – to end.
AA 12&12 p.177 para 2 – p.179 end of chapter.
“Maybe this sounds as though the alcoholics in A.A. had suddenly gone peaceable, and become one great big happy family. Of course, this isn’t so at all. …THROUGH…Thus was laid the cornerstone for Tradition Ten: “Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.”
Q(1)(a) What does “AA has no opinion on outside” issues mean to you?
(b) Give an example of how you’ve broken that in your time in recovery.
(c) And give an example of how you’ve not said something in a meeting because you knew it would be an outside issue.
Q(2)Put your name where there is a blank:
________ has no opinion on other people’s issues. Hence, ________ has never been drawn/brought into public controversy.
Q(3)(a) Do you have an angry person in your life?
(b) In your Step One fellowship or Big Book groups? Have you gone to the business meeting and brought it up?
(c) What fear in you is coming up that you’re therefore not confronting this angry person?
(d) Do a fear inventory on it.
Look up: din, puny, rows
Q(4) How do you feel –
Do you see how important it really is to keep your focus on the space inside your own hula hoop ( e.g. your own political or religious leanings, your own marriage, the way you bring up your kids,
even the way you do your Big Book – for instance: Hyannis method or any other)?
Next week: Big Book – Step Eleven.