This is, by far, one of my favorite passages written in the Big Book (of Alcoholics Anonymous). Upon first reading this inspirational portion, I was awestruck. To be honest, I think it was the simplicity of the text that truly compelled me. Moreover, this is a useful section to return to especially if you toil … Continue reading MUSINGS: The Broad Highway
NOTE FROM LOU: Here is another drafting of part of the magazine article I wrote for this month's issue of Journey magazine that didn't make it to print. I understand completely that magazines only have so much space for content, and they do have to be conscious of their advertisers. Thankfully, I'm able to share … Continue reading ENTRY: More from my own ‘journey’
I love the Big Book. It’s like a Bible for people that go to AA and NA (Narcotics Anonymous). My intention with this blog, in general, is to help the addict that is still suffering and/or did suffer at one point. We are all still addicts and it’s important for us to keeping working with … Continue reading ENTRY: The ‘Big Book’ – use it to your advantage!
The Big Book is a very useful tool; in fact, it's probably more useful than a new package of guitar strings would be for me… (Yeah really, 'tis that useful.) I would never encourage any person in recovery to live and breathe by the Big Book, just like I don’t really think a Christian person should encourage another Christian … Continue reading ENTRY: Absorbing the Big Book, before you even start it
I used to maintain another online journal a few years ago, but it was a bit more personal. I spoke of all the changes and enlightenment I'd been experiencing as a wide-eyed newcomer to the recovery world. Scanning through old entries, I ended up towards the beginning of the blog, when I was only at … Continue reading ENTRY: Reflections… 4 years ago
Page 17. Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Original copyright 1939. The part that I highlighted is simply [and stunningly] beautiful. This roughly 80-year-old book is often regarded much in the same way the Bible is, which is truly amazing. Moreover, even though Big Blue is basically a done-deal, it will never cease to astound me … Continue reading ENTRY: The Powerful Cement