I hope you're doing well, brother. What's the good news?
See now why we all, even those of us who do it, say it's not a good idea to think?
Here we gotcher conservatives and liberals and socialists and capitalists and believers and aetheists and ..... discussing what the meaning of "IS" is outa the same book HHHmmmm ... ever seen that happen with a book?
Don't be distracted by it. There's enough o'that comin and you may not be ready to understand that we're just having fun with it. Sounds serious.
But I think most of us agree on the simplicity of doin' the deal.
The fact "IS" (aw, geez,, did I say that outloud?):
I'm an alcoholic and I could not help myself.
Submitting myself to the HP of my understanding and the AA method got me sober and is keeping me sober as long as I do that.
Keep it simple, bro.
1. Don't drink
2. Pray, read, and meditate every morning
3. Work with YOUR sponsor (The one whose sobriety you respect)
4. Surround yourself with sober people (Oh, let's say that means go to meetings)
5. Your local AA group "conscience" - DO THAT. (You pick up that conscience from your AA meeting group attitude)
Piece o'pie. Easy as cake.
OF COURSE, the simple 5 daily things is a little different in different places. But they're identical in intent.
Let us know how you're doin, buddy. Lookin forward to you lookin forward ... TODAY.