The Dark Side of Goal-Setting. It’s worth bearing in mind the dark side of goal-setting so that you don’t stray from your overall aims. Goals can be useful, but they shouldn’t be too inflexible. Too specific: It’s easy to get stuck on a goal that’s too specific and lose sight of the overall aim. Goals …∞
Focus on Acceptance In 12 Step Fellowships recovery from alcoholism, addiction or co-dependency needs many new concepts to be absorbed and acted upon. One of the most important seems to be Acceptance. “When I focus on what’s good today, I have a good day, and when I focus on what’s bad, I have a bad …∞
“Once I accept things as they are I can create things as they might be.” – Mike O. Nothing so ties us to the past as regret. Think about it. It is almost impossible to venture forth while facing backward. But today’s reality is what we must accept and work with. What was is gone. …∞
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I was not born with a spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of sound mind. II Tim; 1,7. So where did the fear come from? It does not matter! But fear is magnified by alcohol or any of your personal addictions. Acceptance is the key to recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous and other …∞
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People in recovery from alcoholism, addiction and codependency often have questions about just what is a healthy relationship. This applies to heterosexuals, gays and lesbians in recovery. This article will give many people in recovery food for thought. What is a healthy relationship and how does sex fit in? In the simplest terms, a healthy …∞
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Alcoholics Anonymous members have made the Serenity prayer part of recovery. It asserts five basic elements of the recovery program. A belief in something other than ego-self Serenity – one of the goals of recovery Acceptance of …, e.g., loss of control Courage to make changes Wisdom of recovery that is gained from other members, …∞
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Narcissism A Barrier to Personal Acceptance of the Spiritual Aspect of Alcoholics Anonymous Twenty-nine newly recovering alcoholic outpatients drawn from a Minnesota-Model type treatment program in the United Kingdom completed the NPI narcissism scale and the “Steps Questionnaire.” Results showed the narcissistic “authority” subscale showed a very strong inverse relationship to level of personal acceptance …∞
The Language of Letting Go: Hazelden Meditation Series Our basic recovery concept in 12 Step Fellowships that never loses its power to work miracles is the concept called acceptance. We do not achieve acceptance in a moment. We often have to work through a mirage of feelings – sometimes anger, outrage, shame, self-pity, or sadness. …∞
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Acceptance Is the Answer “When I focus on what’s good today, I have a good day, and when I focus on what’s bad, I have a bad day. If I focus on a problem, the problem increases; if I focus on the answer, the answer increases.” c. 2001, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 419 See also; Abstinence-based …∞
Compliance and Acceptance; Submission and Surrender By Dr Harry Tiebout, an early friend of AA who wrote extensively about alcoholism and AA. This edited article illustrates an often subtle but devastating state of mind in recovering alcoholics. In alcohol treatment and recovery one fact must be kept in mind, namely the need to distinguish between …∞
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