EPISODE 13 of my “CAL Chat” podcast is now available to listen to! How is a pandemic similar to recovery? What Al-Anon audiobooks are available? Can a book also be a picture frame? (To hear this episode, please visit the show’s website at: calchatpodcast.com – or you can subscribe to it for free wherever you…
WHAT I LEARNED: 1. The more I think, the less I’m aware. 2. Submitting is not the same as surrendering.
WHAT I LEARNED: 1. I can’t work the Steps through sheer willpower, but I can through sheer willingness! 2. For a long time I thought I was a character defect. 3. It was good to hear the six P’s again: Perspective, Pain, Prayer, Patience, Process, & Payoff. It’s been a while since I’ve heard them. 😊
WHAT I LEARNED: 1. No amount of being right ever helped a relationship. 2. I qualified for this program as soon as I was conceived! 3. There were times when I wore a halo & carried a pitchfork. 4. You can’t have a tug-of-war if it’s just one person.
WHAT I LEARNED: In this program, it’s OK to be OK.
WHAT I LEARNED: In studying Concept 6, is it a coincidence that the word trust is in trustee? Hmm… Good thing they’re not called untrustees! 😉
WHAT I LEARNED: When I have acceptance in my heart, I become more serene. When I have serenity in my soul, I become more accepting. And on & on the circle of acceptance & serenity goes… of having & becoming…
WHAT I LEARNED: 1. Al-Anon is many things to many people. It reminds me of the poem, “The Blind Men & the Elephant” by John Godfrey Saxe – only without the disputing of opinions! 2. My favorite line from the book study tonight is from page 107 from “Opening Our Hearts, Transforming Our Losses” (item #…
WHAT I LEARNED: Wise words: “…what we resist persists.” (See page 18 from “Opening Our Hearts, Transforming Our Losses” (item # B-29).) Even wiser words: “Resistance is futile.” (See probably any sci-fi movie trailer.) I need to get back to Step One & wave the white flag of surrender.
WHAT I LEARNED: “Today” is a word I need to use more often in order to gain perspective. If I’m not having a great day, I’m only having it …“today.” It’s not going to be for the whole week/month/year. It reminds me tomorrow can always be different.