Forget what you don’t know…

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Earlier this year I was having a philosophical conversation with another co-worker and he said "forget what you don't know." That quote never really struck me until recently. I notice at times I don't move forward with something or become fearful or paralyzed because I think about what I don't know. This is especially true with work. I will tell my kids to "go for it" and will watch them try something new surrounded by things that they don't know and then watch the joy when they learn or do something new. At work I get caught up in "but I don't know…" or "he knows more about…" or "she has a background in…" and it completely paralyzes me. What if I just moved forward with the attitude of "what will I learn?" instead of thinking about the negatives around what I don't know, what I can't and closing myself up in my little box? And behind that is the driving force of fear around "what if I fail?" Well, the likelihood of me making mistakes along the way is pretty high, but total failure, I think I'll be OK with God at my side. So, for today, I've going to live in the mode of forgetting what I don't know!

The opinions expressed her are those of the individual OA member and do not represent OA as a whole.

Letting it out…

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I read last night "Crying doesn't indicate you're weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you're alive." This quote struck me as I have never been a big crier. I cry on rare occasion, but when I do, everyone around me knows that I'm at my bottom and/or completely exhausted. I have been dealing with some issues with my oldest child for about 9 months and 2 weeks ago I was dealing again with one of his tantrums. After about 45 minutes of dealing with him, the tears came. I just sobbed in front of him and didn't care who saw me or how anyone felt about it. It was as though I was holding that last bit in for the last 9 months and it was determined to be set free. The release of those tears, the release of the sobbing felt AMAZING. It reminded me that it's OK to cry, that it's necessary to cry and most of all that I can't continue to hold things in. The emotions, the feelings and the expressions of those emotions/feelings have to be set free at some point. This is what makes me human. And for so long it's been hard for me to say "I'm human" and admit to making mistakes, taking wrong turns and sometimes just hurting deep down inside. It's all completely normal and absolutely acceptable. So, the next time I feel a tear coming on I'll just let it flow.

The opinions expressed here are those of the individual OA member and do not represent OA as a whole.

Control…

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If I just have everything in order, all planned out, organized and I can see ahead over the next year or so all will be OK!! if I'm in control then all is well. The bottom line is that control for me is bred from fear. I don't always trust myself and sometimes I question my Higher Power…will he always be there to guide me, to protect me, to help me make the right decisions? And what if I make a bad decision, what if I forget something, what if I drop a ball? I have to accept that I am human and I am NOT in control and, of course, that I will make mistakes. When I think I'm in control I lose touch with my Higher Power and begin to feel overwhelmed, out of control and anxious. When I wake each morning, turn my day over to my Higher Power, trust that he will be with me and trust MYSELF that I will make the right decision and do my best, then I can go about my day living in peace and serenity.

The opinions expressed here are those of the individual OA member and do not represent OA as a whole.

November Recovery Workshop

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November 19, 2011
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

 

 

Our recovery events offer fellowship, education and inspiration…
Come share with us the opportunity to explore the gifts of gratitude and service!

Please bring:
Paper and pen
Your OA 12 & 12 (if possible)
Your Big Book of AA (if possible)
$5.00 Registration cash or check

For more details, take a look at our Recovery Workshops Page.

Griffith Baptist Church
1987 Old Salisbury Rd
Winston-Salem, NC
Handicapped accessible


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God as we understand God

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I was asked to start a discussion around the topic of our OA literature referencing God as male in character. I open the floor for those of you out there to share your experience, strength and hope around how you see God and your views on this topic.

Serenity Day 2

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October 15, 2011
1:30 pmto4:30 pm

 

 

Have fun without overeating this holiday season!

Enjoy fellowship and fun with a Halloween-themed Serenity Day.

For more information, please see the flyer on our Recovery Workshop Series page.

Location:
Griffith Baptist Church
1987 Old Salisbury Rd
Winston-Salem, NC


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Triad Intergroup Meeting

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October 8, 2011
10:00 amto1:00 pm

 

 

 

The host for our next IG meeting is the Elkin meeting.

Nominations for IG officers for the 2012-2014 service term will be made.
Please consider carpooling!

Location:
First Baptist Church
Church House
130 Gwyn Ave

Thanks for hosting us Elkin!


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