As always, I really get a lot out of what you share. And, I love it when someone refers to AA literature and our history of the founders and Alcoholics Anonymous. Keeps me joyous!
And, Rusty!!! Hey buddy! You help me stay on that Pink Cloud! Always a pleasure to hear from you!
Everything you mentioned caught my interest, though, to keep my message short, I'd like to comment on only one of the ideas, as best as I can see this thing.
How to turn a right thought into a right action?
There in that concept, lies my greatest problems. All of my problems "center in my mind." Which means, that I have difficulty, sometimes, with the "right thought" let alone being able to translate the right thought into action.
My entire experience and all that I demonstrate in life starts with my conscious and unconscious thoughts. And, my conscious and unconscious thoughts are produced by my mind.
My mind uses my biological brain, which was injured as a result of my alcohol consumption... but, fortunately, my Mind is not my biological brain. My mind is more than my brain. If you laid my brain on a table, you could look all week, and still not be able to find the thoughts that went through my brain! But, you might discover some of the physical damage done to my brain, as a result of my consumption of alcohol.
If I can change my mind, I can change my thoughts, which will change my actions, and change the results that I'm producing in my life... whether those results are, sobriety, financial security, relationships with others, my ambitions, my feelings, my emotions, my depressions, my health, or in any other area of my life.
How can I change my Mind? How do I know that itâ€™s my thoughts that are creating all my problems? And, besides, how can I change the thoughts that Iâ€™m thinking... especially the unconscious thoughts... that I am unaware that Iâ€™m thinking?
What I do, is use the 12 Steps to produce a â€œSpiritual Awakeningâ€