Feb 13, 2020
In the 70th Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu describes the Tao. The Tao is not found by knowledge or excessive effort. The Tao is found by looking within and surrender. We also had a great discussion on the application of powerlessness in recovery and the kind of effort it takes to get sober and stay sober.
Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:70
Would you like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular AA resources, accompanied by a secret Facebook group for discussion? Go to www.DailyAAEmails.com for more information!
www.DailyAAEmails.com also includes a list of recovery podcasts and recovery resources!
Are you interested in listening to sober meditations, where a thought is shared per meditation that helped the meditator with their recovery? Here is a link to a 100% free app called Sober Meditations, or search Sober Meditations in both Apple and Google App Stores.
This app has many uses, including contemplative meditation, recovery topic study, meeting discussion topics, sponsee education on the steps – just another free tool for your recovery toolbox! We have heard that our 2 minute Craving Meditations have been beneficial for those early in sobriety, not only for alcohol but any addictive issues that recovery tools would apply!
Here are two google calendars you might like. One is a daily thought that is a mix of Christian, ACIM, Tao, and AA thoughts, one per day, and the other is A Course In Miracles calendar of the daily lessons throughout the year.
Do you want to stop drinking? Have you ever listened to sobriety podcasts? Does alcoholism or addiction run in your family? Have you tried Alcoholics Anonymous or the 12 Steps of AA? Tao Te Ching quotes, and the teachings of Lao Tzu give an excellent description of a working Higher Power. Are you considering how to get sober? Are you seriously thinking about sobriety for the first time being alcohol is controlling your life as never before?