Endigar 315

I went to one of my favorite AA meetings a few days ago and picked up a couple of sayings.

” If you share more than three minutes nobody is listening except you.”

“If you believe that isolation is a cure for loneliness, you may be an alcoholic.”

“An alcoholic is an ego maniac with an inferiority complex.”

The last one I’ve heard before, but I like it.

There is another saying, “You’ve got to give it away to keep it.”  I remember, right before going on annual training, this was being discussed in that same meeting.  And this is something I really need to work on.  I need to start sponsoring as soon as I recover that year of sobriety.  “Both you and the new man must walk day by day in the path of spiritual progress.  If you persist, remarkable things will happen.”  ~ page 100 of the Big Book.

Our discussion also looked at discovering God’s will.  Many seem to struggle with this concept.  I can remember the first time that I quit looking at the will of the Higher Power as a Mapquest of directions from point A to point B.  I was laying beside my Yobo in Korea, Hae Suk Kim.  I was a young Airman in the US Air Force in the early eighties and I was confused about God’s Will for me.  I was meditating on the single light bulb hanging from Hae Suk’s ceiling.  It came to me that God’s will was like the light energy within the bulb.  It was the natural product of our own transformation.  Even then, during my season of heavy drinking and running the ville, I was aware of the need to connect to an energy, a Power greater than myself.

So I guess the will of God is to connect to a power socket, in order to conduct and release the energy.   The steps provide me with such a socket and the recovery community provides me an environment to conduct and release what is given to me.

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After writing this entry, I found myself wondering what would happen if I put my address into mapquest and entered the destination as God’s Will.  The first result was

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center

1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904,(719) 634-6666.

[www.gardenofgods.com]

Then there were hundreds of churches and ministries and businesses with the name God in it.  But I like this first result.  If I was looking for direction via connection, this would be a great place to go.

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