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Old 08-29-2017, 06:11 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Don't let people stop you if you feel these meetings will help. Part of it is to learn how to respond in truth. Say no when you don't want to do something.

Keep thinking about all the bad things that can happen and you'll never do anything you want/need.

If you've been wanting to go to a meeting... go to a meeting. Go to 6 different ones.

Live your best life. The discomforts are usually worth it.




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Thanks Chemda, you're right. Saying no is exactly what I need to learn to do anyway. I'm gonna give a meeting a go. <3
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:04 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Don't let people stop you if you feel these meetings will help. Part of it is to learn how to respond in truth. Say no when you don't want to do something.

Keep thinking about all the bad things that can happen and you'll never do anything you want/need.

If you've been wanting to go to a meeting... go to a meeting. Go to 6 different ones.

Live your best life. The discomforts are usually worth it.

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my local buddhist temple has an open (newcomers welcome) "interfaith" (non-religious or "higher pwer") focused meetings. i've never gotten phone numbers or any pressure. there is an optional mediation (like no talking, so if you're not into it you can just listen to podcasts in your earbuds). if you look for interfaith, buddhist centers, usually you can find aa, coda, alanon and na for the restivus. best of luck.
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You should have a quite party during next years KaTG Week! I would go to that in a heart beat! Not that I'll be going, I've never been and can't see a time when I could but, if I did I would. hmmm, I never bought that KaTG polo shirt either though... so, don't listen to me.
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You should have a quite party during next years KaTG Week! I would go to that in a heart beat! Not that I'll be going, I've never been and can't see a time when I could but, if I did I would. hmmm, I never bought that KaTG polo shirt either though... so, don't listen to me.
literally was just thinking how much i want to come this next year for katg week. life is to short, look out NYC I'M COMIN BACK FOR ROUND TWO BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA
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I'm getting a lot out of the AA and al-anon talk lately on the show...I've been thinking about going to CODA or al-anon for ages but am nervous about potential god-botherers, pressure from members to go every week (sponsor phones calls etc). Andrea's experience with getting texts is along the lines of what I don't want.
I went to one AA meeting a couple years ago. I'll probably go to more meetings at some point, but I went because I was living with someone with substance abuse problems then. She's out of my life and I have other problems now, so AA hasn't been a priority.

Anyway, I'm not 100% atheist, but I don't really like talking or even thinking about God. I'm comfortable being responsible for my own life. The religious aspect of AA always bothered me. People would say that it doesn't have to be about God; it can be any higher power I want. That doesn't help me. I don't deal with ANY higher power (aside from government or bosses).

I can get past that to go to meetings and see what AA has to offer me, but it still bothers me.
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I went to one AA meeting a couple years ago. I'll probably go to more meetings at some point, but I went because I was living with someone with substance abuse problems then. She's out of my life and I have other problems now, so AA hasn't been a priority.



Anyway, I'm not 100% atheist, but I don't really like talking or even thinking about God. I'm comfortable being responsible for my own life. The religious aspect of AA always bothered me. People would say that it doesn't have to be about God; it can be any higher power I want. That doesn't help me. I don't deal with ANY higher power (aside from government or bosses).



I can get past that to go to meetings and see what AA has to offer me, but it still bothers me.


I'm an atheist. The god thing took me a while. I used "take what you want and leave the rest" for a while. Then I used the group as my higher power because what I took from there would help me make better decisions throughout the week.
Now, I think god is the universe. It is what it is. It's how I can stop myself from saying "why me". Whether in a good way or bad way.

I believe that we all have a thing that we were born to do. And every time we lie to ourselves about who that is, we go against "god".

So "let go and let god", to me, means letting go of trying to push a result. It means I do my work and trust the outcomes. And if it's not what I wanted to happen then I look at it and see what the next step is.

This is simple. But not easy. It's a muscle that I work out. And whenever I don't work out more chaos comes into my life.

PS sounds like al-Anon is your place when you write "but I went because I was living with someone with substance abuse problem".
Your qualifier does not have to be active in their disease for you to start or continue to go. You'd be working on yourself no matter where they are (or aren't) in their program.

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