Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Important stuff



todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

it passed (see yesterday's post)

for sober experience
that I continue to listen to everyone who shares in an AA meeting.  Sometimes (often) I don't understand or really even care what they have to say.  But if I choose to not listen, I will undoubtedly miss something I need to hear.

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers.
- Gerald Jampolsky

6 comments:

Pammie said...

I'm hoping it passed pleasantly and not like a kidney stone.

WTF I GO said...

Many times I have thought someone was an A hole until I saw they were actually teaching me something....some of my best teachers were once judge harshly by me...funny how youth can be wasted on youth.

Mary Christine said...

I have found something to do with my hands that helps me to be still and listen to others in meetings.

ScottF said...

Hi dAAvid, I am relieved to hear that your minor depression sems to be fading. I go through those patches now and then, I think we all do. I think sometimes all we can do is hang on and not make any major decisions during those periods without trusted counsel and prayer. At least that's what I try to do.

Glad you're feeling better...

Syd said...

I listen and hear what I need. I've been able to focus on what people say for most of my career. I've had a lot of practice listening to wind bags and ego maniacs. I learned something then too.

Glad that today is a better one than yesterday.

Jeremy said...

Listening was one of those things I always thought I did well, and the I got sober & realized I hadn't at all. It's a practice and a beautful one

I'm happy it passed too!