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A new step every two weeks in the order they were written!Al-Anon's 12 Steps & 12 Traditions
Al-Anon's 12 Steps & 12 Traditions
FOR STINKIN THINKIN!! ONE THAT MOST PEOPLE COULD UNDERSTAND....LOVE TO HEAR IT, THANKS
Don't Worry About Growing Old, It Is A Privilege For Some Of Us.....
For me that would be any non-productive thinking...negative, defensive, judging and blaming, unrealistic and insane. When my brain picks it's own topics without any productive goal in mind the thoughts most invariably stink. I learned in Al-Anon a definition of sanity which I still use today to alert me when I am doing stinking thinking..."A continuous and orderly process of thought". That works for me and is something I have to work at also. Good thread Continuing to listen. (((hug)))
The Fortune Teller Error. You think that things are going to turn out badly, and convince yourself that this is already a fact. You have no evidence for the prophecy, but you're convinced anyways.Jumping to conclusions. You make a negative interpretation even though there are no definite facts that convincingly support your conclusion. You think that preparing for the worst is better than hoping for the best, because you're afraid, not hopeful.
Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
Speak only when you feel that your words are better than your silence.
"Darkness is full of possibility." Leunig
"I cannot learn other people's lessons for them. They must do the work for themselves, and they will do it when they are ready." - Louise Hay
Stinking Thinking: In AA
This phrase refers to an alcoholic's reversion to old thought patterns and attitudes. Stinking thinking may include, blaming others, alcoholic grandiosity, fault-finding, self-centeredness, and skipping meetings. Stinking thinking is a warning sign to an alcoholic that he is not working the AA program and he or she is getting precariously close to their next drink.
I think for me I could use the same and say, blaming, judging andcritiquing others, grandiosity, terminal uniqueness ,being always right and most importantly being closed minded .
In other words being in a huge huge alanon slip[
TERMINAL UNIQUENESS !! I LIKE THAT ONE....thank you hotrod
I think of them as 'intrusive thoughts' - they come unbidden and get in the way of my recovery. GOD to me can simply mean 'good orderly direction' and that applies to my thinking as well.
I needed these behaviors in my past they helped me survive I'm finding new and better ways to not just survive but thrive