Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Let me hear from you ...
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
for this little tool -- One of my mentors declares that he is always in acceptance of whatever may happen in an AA meeting. He says they are God's meeting and it's his job to just sit and observe. He shares if asked. But if a meeting is being run the "wrong" way or is something else is happening that isn't right, my friend just observes. Silently.
I have learned to do the same thing. It can be painful to watch a chairperson have a meltdown during a meeting or to crosstalk or say otherwise inappropriate words. But it's not my job to correct the situation. If I do, then I am saying I know what's best for the group and I'll soon owe the group an amends.
Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer.