are you practicing the principals?????

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Postby angel143 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:49 pm

Hey im up for winks too!

Dont worry....y'all are stuck with me now!!!

I aint never leavin!

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Postby tim-one » Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:51 pm

DOH !!!! :oops:

Ya got me there, Heather. :lol: Got no snappy comebacks for THAT one. Can't disprove it by ME! :P

Oh ... sorry :wink: There's a little leprechaun wink fer ya. :wink:

I dunno. Maybe I do have a comeback. I'll aks my wife where I left it and get back to ya.


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Postby gunner48 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:47 pm

Hi ya'll

I think I was in Montana fishing when this was up.

Bryan taught me (by Example) some spirital principles when I was Working the steps with him. Now I don't know about you but I have never been smart enough to remember each step as written in chapter 5. I learned these simple things so I could use the Steps at all times. It usually takes me about 15 seconds to run through them to see which step I need to apply to what is going on. Also I need to remember no principle can stand alone. They must be supported by each other just like I need you for support. Here Goes

1. Am I honest with myself about what is really going on
2. Am I open to new concepts and ideal
3. Am I willing to move forward
4. Have I experienced some form of Humility
5. Am I free from the bondage of self
6. Am I willing to be the person God wants me to be
7. Am I eager to become that person
8. Do I have compassion for my fellow man
9. Have I expierenced forgiveness (both given and recieved)
10. Am I still growing
11. Have I accepted love in my life (Can't give something I don't have)
12. Have I learned to love back

By checking these 12 principles I can always find where I am falling short of my own moral beliefs and blocking myself out of the best God would have for me.

Peace and Love

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Postby ROBERT » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:40 am

When I first heard 12 principles I THOUGHT- :shock: 12 OF 'EM :shock: , I had enough trouble with just one of them in 6th 7th and 8th grade! :lol:
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Postby Dallas » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:26 am

I understand, Robert! Same thoughts. :lol:

Now... I'll have 11 more of those b#$%^%#s trying to force me to do the stuff I don't like! :lol:


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Postby DebbieV » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:13 am

I have been thinking about the principles lately and have come to the conclusion that practicing the principles in all my affairs make me feel better inside. Imagine that. :lol:

I like who I am and who I am becoming today because I practice the principles, and that is the key word...practice...

Thanks Cessie, what a great topic. And Heather you are such a joy for me.... You remind me to keep that AA fire burning, to keep thinking like a newbie.


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Principles of the program

Postby robbiechaos » Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:25 pm

Love Cindys principles but I think there are more than 12 principles to the program. These are just the ones mentioned in the big book, 12 and 12 and how bill see's it. And I think we could come up a few more that just make good sense.

Accepting and solving problems
Change for the better
Clean house
Doing the right thing
Grow along spiritual lines
Joy of good living
Leadership in AA
Open mindedness
Peace and harmony
Trust in God
Work with others

Thank you guys for the great topic

Thank God for revealing this program to the first 100. And Thank God for all of you.

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Quick checklist of the principles

Postby robbiechaos » Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:34 pm

12X12 p. 111-112 --
Now comes the biggest question yet.
What about the practice of these principles in all our affairs?
Can we love the whole pattern of living as eagerly as we do the small segment of it we discover when we try to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety?
Can we bring the same spirit of love and tolerance into our sometimes deranged family lives that we bring to our A.A. group?
Can we have the same kind of confidence and faith in these people who have been infected and sometimes crippled by our own illness that we have in our sponsors?
Can we actually carry the A.A. spirit into our daily work?
Can we meet our newly recognized responsibilities to the world at large? And can we bring new purpose and devotion to the religion of our choice? Can we find a new joy of living in trying to do something about all these things?
Furthermore, how shall we come to terms with seeming failure or success?
Can we now accept and adjust to either without despair or pride?
Can we accept poverty, sickness, loneliness, and bereavement with courage and serenity?
Can we steadfastly content ourselves with the humbler, yet sometimes more durable, satisfactions when the brighter, more glittering achievements are denied us?


Nuff said

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Postby ROBERT » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:55 pm

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps: NUFF SAID :D

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Postby gunner48 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:38 pm

,We tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

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