May 14, 2020
In the 81st Chapter of the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu describes how a life filled with giving is the most fulfilling. How do I learn to give? By being Empty – empty of our rules, the desire to know, the need to control, ambition, and forcing our needs on others are just a few ways of being empty. We also hear lots of ways of giving other than monetary. One of the most difficult is giving others the right to their opinions. Great Discussion!
Emptiness version of the Serenity Prayer
God grant us the emptiness to accept what we cannot change, the emptiness to change what we can, and the emptiness to know the difference.
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:81
Meetings during the pandemic;
1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com
9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct Link; www.ZoomAAMeetings.com (You must log in to a free zoom.us account for authentication to attend this meeting)
Other online resources;
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.