conscious wellbeing for ourselves & our world
This group is a forum for discussion of Rami Shapiro's book, Recovery - The Twelve Steps as a Spiritual Practice.
"Life is inherently unmanageable. Seek to control it and you are captive to exhaustion, depression, and addiction. Learn to navigate it by living with justice, compassion and humility, and you are free.
Spiritual leader and Twelve Step practitioner Rami Shapiro explores the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as a spiritual practice to take you to a different level of mind, a mind no longer seeking control of life--relationships, events, and actions. He examines the foundational themes of each step--surrender, acceptance, confession, forgiveness, restoration--as they relate to specific addictions as well as general addictions such as greed, anger, and selfishness. He offers easy-to-follow exercises drawn from Eastern and Western religious traditions to help you deepen your understanding of each step as you learn to embrace powerlessness through:
Searching the Ego
Confessing Our Wrongs
Asking for Freedom
Naming the Harmed
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Carrying the Message
- From the book jacket
When we take step 3, what are we actually deciding? Who is the God (as we understand him/her/it) that we are turning our life and will over to? Who is the "me" that is doing the turning over? …Continue
Started by Doug Lowe. Last reply by Alexa Shakti Earth Mar 13, 2011.
As we discussed the truth of powerlessness, I loved the comments shared in the meeting. In particular, I keep coming back to my own limited vision of what is happening at each moment in my life and…Continue
Started by Doug Lowe. Last reply by Alexa Shakti Earth Feb 23, 2011.