“Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs
Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail.
This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics! You can help when no one else can. You can secure their confidence when others fail. Remember they are very ill.
Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends – this is an experience you must not miss.
We know you will not want to miss it. Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives.”
A.A. Big Book, p. 89
A testament to lived experience is about counting to take action….being in flow can be about facing the fear of the unknown… summoning the courage and inspiration to ease into “the magnificent reality” that embodies my lived experience.
I am person in longterm recovery, with over 30 years of continuing emotional, spiritual and physical sobriety.
The way to nurture one’s recovery is in the continuum of selfless service..Regardless of whether we realise our dream to open our Addiction Emergency Clinics with the A&E -NHS settings or not in my time…the recovery legacy will continue…because recovery is a lifeline…which stays strong by connecting with the urban, rural and digital recovery communities…
I am not alone….I have tremendous, faith, trust and hope that the message will continue to be available for anyone seeking meaning…which is to experience living one’s purpose…