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It occurred to me during a meeting a few days ago why my Al Anon sponsor of two months (has so little time passed?!) has not asked me to begin "working" the 12-Steps.  A "stairway" must have a solid floor under it, and i guess acceptance is supposed to be my floor, my "bottom."  I have sought spirituality via  the via negativa, agains the advice of many wise.  I am not saying that 12 step programs have a "positive theology" or any  theology at all; but it does present itself as a practical program whose principles are known by a community of which i am once again part, and therefore, in the know.

Acceptance is the floor on which those principles are built.  Acceptance of what?  Of everything: facts, mysteries, other people, what i don't like as much as what i like, my sponsor's suggestiona, etc., etc., etc.  I think i get that.  I think i will try it.

Yesterday my sponsor gave me the go ahead to start on step one.  I am to define "powerlessness" and recall  times when i have felt powerless.  Unfortunaltely that shoukd be easy.  I am to define "unmanageabilty" and make of list of times i thought my life was unmanageable.  Then i  am to read both AA and Al Anon discussions of step one.  I am on my way..

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Oct. 10th, 2016 02:01 pm (UTC)
Well, that jayy person just sent me a private message begging me to beg YOU to unblock him/her, that they meant it as a 'joke' and love you and wouldn't hurt you; some weird joke if you ask me, sigh, I just don't get it. But here I am passing his or her message along, it's up to you if you want to interact with that person again or not. And as for Al Anon, nope I never attended any of those type of meetings.
Oct. 10th, 2016 02:06 pm (UTC)
I've pasted jayy's message to me here:
Hey man, tell Bobby for me that I'm sorry for how he took my comments, I was totally not intentionally intending to insult him!! He's a great guy, I love him, let him know to unblock me so I can explain the shizzle-de-dizzle. This stuff happens all the time in showbiz, I wasn't expecting him to take that skit so serious, especially cause I love that guy, we're working towards the same goals.

If not it's cool, I totally understand, but shoot him this for me.

kk man, thanks,
Oct. 10th, 2016 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you for passing the message on to me.
I am sorry you had to get involved in this.
I think banning him went a little too far
Oct. 11th, 2016 07:21 pm (UTC)
No problem; I still don't get the 'humor' of the original comment, however!
Oct. 11th, 2016 11:32 pm (UTC)
Me, neither - but it had crossed my mind that humor might have been his intent.



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