Dallas wrote:I believe that feelings of loneliness are one of the greatest problems that we face in sobriety. We must take actions to remove the feelings of loneliness and keep them removed -- if we are to live a long sober life.
Have you ever tried to feel lonely -- while not thinking about yourself? I've tried it and wasn't able to do it.
Thanks, Dallas- that is awesome advice!
I just finished up Step 7, and what I really learned in Steps 4 and 5 was that ALL I thought about was myself.
This reminds me of the need to think about others first and foremost and continue to pray to my higher power to "relieve me of the burden of self", like it says in the 3rd step prayer.
The Big Book has the answers... I'm so grateful that Bill W took the time to set it all down for us. Without it, I'd be drinking today and probably dying shortly thereafter.