Blog

Surrender

Surrender

Surrender is that moment when we realize and acknowledge to our innermost selves that we cannot stop drinking, that the option to “not drink” has been removed, that will power and desire to stop drinking have no effect to change our behavior.  We may use...

read more
Serenity

Serenity

Serenity is a word often heard and used in AA meetings.  But what does it really mean?  Emmet Fox in his book Sermon on the Mount says that serenity is a word used by mystics to refer to the fundamental tranquility of soul.  The fundamental tranquility...

read more
Living in the Presence

Living in the Presence

In Alcoholics Anonymous we learn to live in what is referred to in the Big Book as the fourth dimension. This is a powerful shift in consciousness.  When I came into AA I was full of fear.  The past was over, the present included profound grief over the loss...

read more
Gratitude

Gratitude

Gratitude for me is a matter of perception.  It usually requires that I shift the kaleidoscope of my perception a few degrees away from my normal gaze and onto one of more light, beauty, and love.  Often this shift is thrust upon me like when I am driving North up...

read more
Doubt

Doubt

There are times when I lose my grip on life.  Some unexpected news shatters my normal equanimity:  a sudden need for surgery for a loved one, financial set back, someone close to me is dishonest…  I find myself caught up in fear.  I struggle to...

read more
Being of Service

Being of Service

Being of Service is a way of life in AA.  It is suggested, soon upon entering the rooms of AA, that we take on a service commitment, usually making coffee.  This is a wonderful way to get to know other members of AA.  You need to arrive early, take out...

read more

RoseBBlog

Welcome to my Blog.  I would love to hear from you, your comments about the book or anything that got triggered by the book or by other posts here.   This is a chance to build a network together.  Blessings to you.  Rose B.

read more

Pin It on Pinterest