Spirituality means that we know we are more than just the physical self. We have an energy or spirit attached to us. In some religious circles our spirit is referred to as the soul and is immortal and that the spirit was created by some divine maker or creator. On the other hand, spirituality to …∞
Defining WILL for Recovery Will power, will and higher power are terms discussed in 12-Step programs of recovery. I for one did not understand the differences between the various attitudes and actions I adopted. Then I came across something similar to the following and I was able to tell the difference between them – at …∞
Spirituality is a word used in an abundance of contexts that means different things for different people at different times in different cultures. Although expressed through religions, art, nature and the built environment for centuries, recent expressions of spirituality have become more varied and diffuse. This is reflected in the range of language used to …∞
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In the study, two thirds of 16,475 students surveyed responded positively to statements like “I think I am a special person,” or “I can live my life any way I want to.” Students in 2006 scored 30 percent higher on the standardized inventory than students in 1982, ranking their narcissism nearly as high as the …∞
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As an alcoholic, I must always allow for the ‘wet weather routine.’ Every day isn’t going to be bright and shining, so how do I use the programme to minimise the chances of my getting wet again? For those of us who have ever had to plan a function, social, even a children’s party, the …∞
It is easy to get discouraged when things are going bad. Whether its alcoholism, addiction, depression, gambling, co-dependency or relationships we shouldn’t lose heart. The Higher Power is at work in our lives, helping us in recovery even in the midst of pain and suffering. Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the …∞
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The ABC’s of Recovery From a portion of Chapter 5 of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Our description of the alcoholic, the chapter to the agnostic, and our personal adventures before and after make clear three pertinent ideas: a) that we were alcoholic and could not manage our own lives; b) that probably no …∞
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