By Barry Longyear
Ultimately, a meditation booklet that indicates why and, extra importantly, how restoration works written in no-nonsense language through a "hard case" who is been there -- and been there, and been there. Barry L. has been fresh and sober for greater than 14 years, yet there has been a time while his a number of journeys via relapse, detox, and remedy made sobriety look an impossibility. Now he is written a meditation booklet in particular for "hard situations" like himself; those that fight with the religious facet of this system and feature had a troublesome time staying sober. here's blunt, bare-knuckle writing that tells it love it is. understand a number of not easy circumstances who simply do not appear to get this system? they're going to make the most of this booklet.
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Extra resources for Yesterday's Tomorrow: Recovery Meditations for Hard Cases
138 80 Mess or Message? 139 81 Hollywood May Be Too Late 141 Page viii 82 Mind over Matters 142 83 Crime and Punishment 143 84 The Town Drunk 145 85 Recovery Spoken Here 149 86 Apathy 152 87 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do 152 88 What's Your Sign? 155 89 Pooch-Anon 156 90 The Recovery Olympics 159 91 The Credentials Committee 160 92 Refraining Refraining 162 93 Stiff Joints and the Scientific Method 166 94 The Damned Program Doesn't Work, Opus 912 168 95 The Old-Timer 169 96 All the Right Credentials 171 97 Spiritual Grease 173 98 One Autumn Night 176 99 The Better Way 180 100 Ist Das Nicht Ein Guruschmuck?
For today I am grateful for everyone who shares at meetings. Without their examples of what does and does not work, I am on my own. On my own I don't work at all. 16 Admit or Accept? " After a four-month return to the chemical wilds, one of the lucky ones who managed to make it back to the program alive said, "I don't get it. I took the first Step. " To someone new in the program, especially Page 23 after coming off a four-month binge, distinctions between ''accept" and "admit" sometime seem a bit confusing.
Three days later, crippled by withdrawal pains Page 6 and terrorized by hallucinations, I learned that I just might be in error. It seems I did have a problem. That's when things began being very confused, because all of the old rules no longer worked and a new set needed to be learned. Today I don't have to know it all, I don't have to have all the answers, and I don't have to be certain about a cotton pickin' thing. All I need to remember is that I have a disease that will make me miserable and kill me if I don't take my medicine: meetings, not using, working the Steps, and asking for help.