tim-one wrote:At a BB study, we were discussing that downward spiral we could have stopped at any time before we totally sucked into the "subtle insanity".
One guy offered this take on pgs. 40 & 41 ...
I once took a close look at that same list of *I* stuff and saw my problem just as clearly, but there was really only one "I" on my own list of accumulated manifestations of *I* thought ... and in my own experience, there was nothing I could ever do to stop the "I" thinking that ultimately took me back to drinking. Rather, my thinking had to be completely redirected from "I" to this:
"Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God and the people about us."
("A.A.", the book, page 77)