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At the Fish Fry
While looking for a grand spiritual experience, he came to see that his awakening was the result of many moments along the way
Many folks, when asked to speak about spirituality, seem to flinch and freeze up. I suspect that's because the topic isn't about something material, something you can hold in your hand or measure with a yardstick.
It's about perception and belief, influenced by emotions, fears and many other internal and personal ideas. I will happily tell you I am no longer burdened by that attitude.
In the Big Book, there are a couple of places that mention a spiritual awakening, with an asterisk that refers us to Appendix II.
The Day It Ended
He reached his bottom while sitting in a psychiatrist's office with his wife and son
She realized that she wasn't that different from everyone else and that she was at home in any AA meeting
The Writing on the Wall
Scared and in a detox for the first time, he got the exact message he needed
Many Stories Later
An old timer recounts how he came to be in AA
- Twelve Traditions
AA's guiding principles
Behind the Scenes
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
Tragedy in the Night
- Twelve Steps
AA's blueprint for sobriety
The Road from Reno
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Like a Duckling
Get a dose of Higher Power here
A River Runs Through It
They've experienced it all ... sober
What's My Secret?