Reflection courtesy of PAUL D (GRIN)
Practice These Principles…
Tradition One: Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends on
1. Am I in my group a healing, mending, integrating person, or am I divisive? What about
gossip and taking other members’ inventories?
2. Am I a peacemaker? Or do I, with pious preludes such as “just for the sake of discussion,”
plunge into arguments?
3. Am I gentle with those who rub me the wrong way, or am I abrasive?
4. Do I make competitive A.A. remarks, such as comparing one group with another or
contrasting A.A. in one place with A.A. in another?
5. Do I put down some A.A activities as if I was superior for not participating in this or that
aspect of A.A?
6. Am I informed about A.A. as a whole? Do I support, in every way I can A.A. as a whole or
just the parts I understand and approve of?
7. Am I as considerate of A.A. members as I want them to be of me?
8. Do I spout platitudes about love while indulging in and secretly justifying behaviour that
bristles with hostility?
9. Do I go to enough A.A. meetings or read enough A.A. literature to really jeep in touch?
10. Do I share with A.A. all of me, the bad and the good, accepting as well as giving the help of