I think I understand.
I also think its kind of cool -- when we get to a place where
we no longer have to call our sponsors and talk about problems.
My sponsor sponsors many men and women. Most of them sober for a long time.
I seem to be one of the one's that has to try and find some kind of problem to
talk to him about.
I told him a few years back "I can't find any problems to talk to you about!"
He replied, "That's good! Keep doing what you're doing and hopefully,
you'll keep it that way!"
One of the things I keep doing is: to call my sponsor, whether I have problems or not,
to "Check in with him."
I figure it's far better for me to hear it from him -- that I'm doing good,
than it is for me to hear it from me.
I've been able to successfully tell myself
all kinds of stuff -- true and untrue -- and gulp it down.
Plus, calling my sponsor regularly is part of what I was doing -- to get things going good.
Continuing to call him regularly helps me to remember about structure and discipline.
And, of course, I don't want him to forget who I am and that he's my sponsor. LOL