(week 283) 1 June 2017 12 Step Study Big Book all addictions workshop
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Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous: Into Action.
Page 87 from last paragraph:-
As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action. We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day “Thy will be done.” We are then in much less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry, self-pity, or foolish decisions. We become much more efficient. We do not tire so easily, for we are not burning up energy foolishly as we did when we were trying to arrange life to suit ourselves.
It works – it really does.
We alcoholics are undisciplined. So we let God discipline us in the simple way we have just outlined.
acronym for PAUSE: Pray And Use Spiritual Energy
(Suggest you write this in your Big Book)
We do not tire so easily Write in the margin next to this: ’11 step prayer.’
Q1 How did you do this week with:
a) not running the show?
b) humbly saying to yourself many times: Thy Will be Done?
Q2. How many times this week were you in danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry, self-pity, or making a foolish decision?
Q3. How long did you stay in excitement of excitement, fear, anger, worry, self-pity, or foolish decisions before you went to God, or did a spot check inventory, a nightly review, you called somebody. How long did it take?
Q4. How many times did you stop and pause instead?
Q5. Did you see how much more smoothly and efficiently your life went when you stopped, paused asked God for help, did a quick inventory or made a quick phone call. Or just said: I am not dealing with this right now. I will take it to Quiet Time later. I will talk to someone later and were really able to put it out of your mind?
Q6. How long have I struggled with the discipline of Quiet Time?
Q7.It works It really does. Do I really believe that IT is God that makes the difference?
Q8. Faith without works is dead. What does that mean to you?