Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Getting through

I have felt foggy in my head for the last day. I have a lecture to give tomorrow, and I'm not as prepared as I normally am. I have everything put together but just don't feel much enthusiasm. So this afternoon, I will devote time to getting my notes prepared.

I have been thinking about last night's meeting. It was one that was charged with emotion. The topic was on slips. In Al-Anon, we make a slip when we slide back into the old way of thinking, when we forget that we are powerless over people, places and things. Slips occur when we forget that there is a Higher Power to whom we can bring our problems when things seem insurmountable.

I can see that Step Three is what I most need to remember when I start to feel unsure. This morning I wrote about my friend and put the note in my God box. I am resigned to the fact that I am not in control. He has a Higher Power and I'm not it.

Just writing that makes me feel better. Amazing how this works.


  1. writing to me is like 'a problem shared is a problem halved'. how easy it is to forget the little things that make the BIG difference. good luck with preparing that lecture. if it's anything like your posts, it'll be enthralling!

  2. fog in the head before a presentation would be quite "normal" for me.

    Step three helps me a lot - writing it out each morning especially.. :)

    happy prep! let us know how it goes.

  3. It's difficult for me to conceptualize a slip, as you explain it. If I "slipped" every time my thoughts went astray, things would be hopeless for me.
    I have sooooo much to learn.


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