"I second Carry's post - for the sake of taking the path of least resistance I just recited the book's 3rd step prayer with my sponsors, but it would be great to have a sort of secular mantra to use in its place. Hey, how about this quote…"
"Thanks for posting Larry. I don't wear my atheist status on my sleeve at meetings for a couple of reasons - I'm attending meetings to try and learn how to lead a sober life, not to debate the existence of God with other drunks. Also, I…"
"Thanks for posting, Dr. Don! Your feelings and experience with AA are very similar to my own. I wrestle with the God concept quite a bit, but for now my concept of a "Higher Power" is sort of an amalgamation of reality, other people,…"
Hi, Wendi the student. You'll be graduating soon, eh? That qualifies as a genuine achievement, I am proud of ya. :)
The last thing that made me laugh was the parting statement made by this ancient old, fossilized AA member who qualified in a meeting last night. The last thing he was, looking out at the room of about seventy-five folks: "Die, you bastards, but don't you dare pick up a drink!"
I'm not a big fan of that "old time AA" if there is even such a thing, but, well, it just cracked me up the way he put that. I got the message.
Alrighty, have a good day, graduate. And, toss your pointy hat way up high at the ceremony, the higher up the more money you make.
Congratulation with the sobriety. Keep on keeping on. It's hard work but it pays off. I think that progress comes slowly, like hair and nails grow. You don't always notice it as it happens but then one day a penny drops and you know har far you've come.
How's your local group(s)?
All the best.