The Connection

When you do all the talking you only learn what you already know.

I found the quote to be right on the money for me.  I have found it to be true that others in the Program will understand me when others, including my family, will not – not completely.  Others in recovery seem to have an emotional connection and understanding that is not always found in those not in the Program.  I am grateful for that.  Misunderstandings can happen in recovery, as well.  But with time and talking with others things can be smoothed out, once the emotions cool down.  Ahhh those emotions – in many ways I am grateful to be able to feel all those emotions, and yet in other ways they are still an enigma to me, in many ways.  I live to learn and I learn to live.  As Wayne Dyer recently stated “I can be a host to God, or I can be a hostage to my ego.

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6 thoughts on “The Connection

  1. Are we a people of mixed motives?
    In AA we experience the peace which accompanies common purpose to an extent hardly realized in almost every other situation.
    Here, uncommon connections occur.
    🙂 “We will know a new peace and a new happiness”. – Promises. 🙂

  2. I am living in a sober living home with 10 other men. I have finally found an environment that I can relate to and it relates to me. We are all in recovery. Have to attend a min of 4 AA meetings per week and have a house meeting once a week. I do not work but I volunteer. I also attend counseling sessions. The house rules are simple. Sobriety at all times. We are given random sober tests to make sure. it is a little late in my life that I am at peace but I will enjoy life. That God that my prayers have been answered. God bless all of you and I will continue to reply to SMB’s posts
    Albert

  3. A.A. is all about connections. Me with you, me with God, and me with my community. Albert’s community sounds very close knit.

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