I suffered the magnet syndrome
I was naturally attracted to alcohol -- and alcohol had a natural attraction to me! We just couldn't pull ourselves away from each other!
I tried all the things listed in Chapter 3, (I think it starts on page 31 BB)... except for one -- the "not take a trip." I never tried the "not take a trip" one! (Hey... I guess I had to leave a little imagination out there! )
I started to write ... that the longest relationship I ever had -- was my relationship with alcohol.
Then, I realized... that's not true! I have now had a relationship with sobriety that has lasted longer than my relationship with alcohol!
I never ever thought I would ever ever be able to say that! I remember being new in AA, and hearing a guy say that he had been sober for longer than he drank! I immediately thought... "well you didn't drink for very long, did you?"
My thoughts were -- that I had drank for so many years, that it would be impossible for me to live as long as I drank, let alone stay sober for that long!
I guess we are still in the age of miracles! eh?
Nice to chat with you Robert. Seems like everyone else's pc is locked up or has a wedgie or something in it!
I was having that problem last for the last two weeks! I had computer problems and Internet service problems.
PC... and when I wrote that aboe I was referring to Personal Computer!
Now... I'm thinking of PC as in Pink Cloud!!! (My mind is quick to change, huh?" )
It used to really get to me to have old timers tell me things like "Well! You're just on a Pink Cloud! Don't get used to it! It'll be gone in a few hours or days..." And, then they'd laugh with those unhappy laughts... hahahahah hahahahah
Heck, I've had a Pink Cloud going on for years! Sure... there were let downs, obstacles, problems, heart-breaks, disappointments, injuries, losses, times that my ass was falling off ... but the PC was still nearby.
I believe that just like drinking caused us to be under the influence and effects of alcohol -- sobriety and living with the spiritual-tool-kit (and using it daily) produces a Dallas that's under the influence and effects of Higher Powered Living! And, that is most often the Pink Cloud effect for me! I also believe that this is one of the really unique propositions in the Big Book that often get's overlooked.
I know, and I understand, what Bill Wilson meant, when he wrote that he felt as though he had been rocketed into the 4th diminsion! That has been a reality for me!
Enjoy the moment!