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Re: We go to meetings for relief; we work the steps for recovery"
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011, 02:24:08 PM »
 8) 8) 8)   By going to a meeting we get that dose of recovery that we only get at a meeting , although we work our step work at home , meeting are where we practice what we learn from step work .   8) 8) 8)
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We go to meetings for relief; we work the steps for recovery"
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 01:19:24 PM »
"We go to meetings for relief;
we work the steps for recovery"

 
 
It happens every time - I always feel better after a meeting. Regardless of what's going on, or what my mood is, after a meeting I always feel more centered, more connected, and more at peace. The only problem is, this relief doesn't last.
 
I was taught a long time ago that meetings were an important part of my recovery, but they wouldn't give me recovery. Only working the steps would do that. Working the steps cause a transformation of my personality, which leads to a spiritual experience. And it is this spiritual experience that gives me recovery.
 
Even though I have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state, I am reminded that I still have a disease. This is where meetings help me. When I become irritable, restless or discontent, I know that my regular meeting schedule provides the relief I need.
 
And I know that by continuing to work my program, I will keep the recovery that saves my life.