11-17-2016 Alternative 12 Steps, Step 2

11-17-2016 Alternative 12 Steps, Step 2

UCE Addictions & Recovery Group
November 17 Agenda

Opening Words

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.
Karl A. Menninger

Welcome

Welcome to the UCE Addiction & Recovery Group. We are a group of people who have
struggled with our own addictions and the addictions of others. We hope to struggle well
together as we work towards finding sanity, peace, love, and healthy relationships in our
lives. We will strive to spend our time together in a spirit of love embracing the inherent
worth and dignity of all. We accept and respect the varied paths that our members will
take to find sanity, peace, love, and healthy relationships. We covenant to to be together
in a safe, confidential environment where we can explore our paths and our stories.

Business

Check-in and Processing of Check-in

Accountability Asks or Reporting

Quiet Pause

Discussion: The Alternative 12 Steps : A Secular Recovery Guide

We are working our way through this book, The Alternative 12 Steps : A Secular Recovery Guide.

Anyone is free to bring a different topic if they feel the desire.
For this week we read the pages 28-31

The book is available online http://aaagnostica.org/2014/07/30/the-alternative-12-steps-second-edition/ and we have copies available at the church for folks to use or buy.

Closing Words

The hearing that is only in the ears is one thing. The hearing of understanding is another. But the hearing of the spirit is not limited to any one faculty, to the ear or the mind. Hence it demands emptiness of all of the faculties. And when the faculties are empty, the whole being listens. There is then a direct grasp of what is right there before you that can never be heard with the ear or understood with the mind.
Chuang-Tzu

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