FELLOWSHIP IN RECOVERY
Weekly Focal Point: Fellowship
“It is a fellowship in Alcoholics Anonymous. There you will find a release from care, boredom and worry. Your imagination will be fired. Life will mean something at last. The most satisfactory years of your existence lay ahead.”
~ Big Book, page 152 ~
The Value of Fellowship
In early recovery especially, feelings of loneliness and restlessness can easily set in as we move from a life of calamity and chaos to a life of tranquility and calmness. When this happens we can choose to remain in self-pity, or we can surround ourselves with other individuals who can relate to the experiences we have had.
The fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous is not only a testament to the Twelve Steps, but also a place where people who feel the same way can come together. The fellowship is a place to be surrounded by individuals who have gone through the same trials and tribulations. The bond that is created within the fellowship is unlike anything else in existence.
“Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics!” (BB, pg. 89) Seeing others recover, finding a place where we belong, these are promises we have seen come true for thousands of people. Addiction was a lonely place. Sobriety shouldn’t be.
Questions for Our Consideration
- Have I found a home group? Does my home group consist of the fellowship I crave?
- Am I putting myself out there and sharing my experience, strength, and hope about the life sobriety has given me?
- Am I throwing myself into service?
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