Title Brief Description
030 Mission Element - Enrich “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” (Joseph Campbell) What is the cave I fear to enter?
031 Mission Element - Communicate I have spent much of my life trying to learn how to communicate better. Because I could not read when I came to the doors of Alcoholics Anonymous, I thought I could overcome all my problems if only I could read well.
032 Mission Element - Co-create I have a habit of saying Father at each beginning to remind myself Who’s the Boss, and to center my consciousness in Him. I don’t always remember to do it or at times His Name is only a word.
033 Look To This Thought This is a take off from the Sanskrit Proverb, Look to this day. We have found it useful to change this day to whatever is of the most interest for now. We are offering a series of this idea that you may find useful to meditate on. Today we have chosen This Thought.
034 Look To This Prayer This is a take off from the Sanskrit Proverb, Look to this day. We have found it useful to change this day to whatever is of the most interest for now. We are offering a series of this idea that you may find useful to meditate on. Today we have chosen This Prayer.
035 Look To This Action This is a take off from the Sanskrit Proverb, Look to this day. We have found it useful to change this day to whatever is of the most interest for now. We are offering a series of this idea that you may find useful to meditate on. Today we have chosen This Action.
036 Look To This Love This is a take off from the Sanskrit Proverb, Look to this day. We have found it useful to change this day to whatever is of the most interest for now. We are offering a series of this idea that you may find useful to meditate on. Today we have chosen This Love.
037 Look To This Relationship This is a take off from the Sanskrit Proverb, Look to this day. We have found it useful to change this day to whatever is of the most interest for now. We are offering a series of this idea that you may find useful to meditate on. Today we have chosen This Relationship.
038 Must Be Present Lou-is reminds Al Kohallek that we cannot get to the condition and causes or long-term healing of our alcoholism or addiction if we are unwilling or unable to face and own them.
039 If I Could Do It Over Al Kohallek asked Lou-is if he could begin his program again what would he do differently? He said - "If I had it to do over, I would ask more of God, more of the program, and more of myself sooner."
040 A Reminder When I can't make a conscious contact with my Higher Power Lou-is told Al Kohallek, I remind myself that our Higher Power is always present within us. One of Its attributes is infinite Intelligence. Lou-is shares an example of this infinite Intelligence, which is so close we often miss it or forget it.
041 My Shadow And me Lou-is, you talk a lot about our personal "reality" that it is a filter system that mold much of what we experience. Is that all there is?
042 What About Powerlessness? Al Kohallek asked to his sponsor, Lou-is Pazeniton to speak to him about his powerlessness and his ability to live effectively to some degree in this body, this world?
043 What I Choose Does Matter Al Kohallek was grateful to his sponsor, Lou-is for telling him a story which comes to mind when the thought pops into his conscious mind that his choices doesn’t matter. The following story is a great reminder that our choices do matter.
044 Nine Elements Of Love – First Patience Al Kohallek asked his sponsor if he had heard about the nine ever-day elements of love. Lou-is replied, when I came into the Program so many members of our group were reading a book written a longtime ago. The title was The Greatest Thing in the World, by Henry Drummond (1851 – 1897). He listed what many believed to be the greatest thing or good. In his judgment like Paul’s in 1 Corinthians 13 was love. I will share a little of my experience for each one of these elements of love for I believe our Program is a way of life and that life is love.
045 Nine Elements Of Love – Second Kindness Al Kohallek asked his sponsor if he heard about the nine ever-day elements of love. Lou-is replied, when I came into the Program so many members of our group were reading a book written a longtime ago. The title was The Greatest Thing in the World, by Henry Drummond (1851 – 1897). He listed what many believed to be the greatest thing or good. In his judgment like Paul’s in 1 Corinthians 13 was love. I will share a little of my experience for each one of these elements of love for I believe our Program is a way of life and that life is love.
046 Nine Elements Of Love – Third Generosity Al Kohallek asked his sponsor if he heard about the nine ever-day elements of love. Lou-is replied, when I came into the Program so many members of our group were reading a book written a longtime ago. The title was The Greatest Thing in the World, by Henry Drummond (1851 – 1897). He listed what many believed to be the greatest thing or good. In his judgment like Paul’s in 1 Corinthians 13 was love. I will share a little of my experience for each one of these elements of love for I believe our Program is a way of life and that life is love.
047 Nine Elements Of Love – Fourth Humility Al Kohallek asked his sponsor if he heard about the nine ever-day elements of love. Lou-is replied, when I came into the Program so many members of our group were reading a book written a longtime ago. The title was The Greatest Thing in the World, by Henry Drummond (1851 – 1897). He listed what many believed to be the greatest thing or good. In his judgment like Paul’s in 1 Corinthians 13 was love. I will share a little of my experience for each one of these elements of love for I believe our Program is a way of life and that life is love.
048 Nine Elements Of Love – Fifth Courtesy Al Kohallek asked his sponsor if he heard about the nine ever-day elements of love. Lou-is replied, when I came into the Program so many members of our group were reading a book written a longtime ago. The title was The Greatest Thing in the World, by Henry Drummond (1851 – 1897). He listed what many believed to be the greatest thing or good. In his judgment like Paul’s in 1 Corinthians 13 was love. I will share a little of my experience for each one of these elements of love for I believe our Program is a way of life and that life is love.
049 Nine Elements Of Love – Unselfish Al Kohallek asked his sponsor if he heard about the nine ever-day elements of love. Lou-is replied, when I came into the Program so many members of our group were reading a book written a longtime ago. The title was The Greatest Thing in the World, by Henry Drummond (1851 – 1897). He listed what many believed to be the greatest thing or good. In his judgment like Paul’s in 1 Corinthians 13 was love. I will share a little of my experience for each one of these elements of love for I believe our Program is a way of life and that life is love.
050 Nine Elements Of Love – Good Temper and a Good Sense of Humor Al Kohallek asked his sponsor if he heard about the nine ever-day elements of love. Lou-is replied, when I came into the Program so many members of our group were reading a book written a longtime ago. The title was The Greatest Thing in the World, by Henry Drummond (1851 – 1897). He listed what many believed to be the greatest thing or good. In his judgment like Paul’s in 1 Corinthians 13 was love. I will share a little of my experience for each one of these elements of love for I believe our Program is a way of life and that life is love.
051 Nine Elements Of Love – Innocence Al Kohallek asked his sponsor if he heard about the nine ever-day elements of love. Lou-is replied, when I came into the Program so many members of our group were reading a book written a longtime ago. The title was The Greatest Thing in the World, by Henry Drummond (1851 – 1897). He listed what many believed to be the greatest thing or good. In his judgment like Paul’s in 1 Corinthians 13 was love. I will share a little of my experience for each one of these elements of love for I believe our Program is a way of life and that life is love.
052 Nine Elements Of Love – Sincerity Al Kohallek asked his sponsor if he heard about the nine ever-day elements of love. Lou-is replied, when I came into the Program so many members of our group were reading a book written a longtime ago. The title was The Greatest Thing in the World, by Henry Drummond (1851 – 1897). He listed what many believed to be the greatest thing or good. In his judgment like Paul’s in 1 Corinthians 13 was love. I will share a little of my experience for each one of these elements of love for I believe our Program is a way of life and that life is love.
053 Difficulty Forgiving Myself Al Kohallek asked his sponsor Lou-is why it is so hard to forgive myself? Lou-is assured him that he was not alone in this, but there is a solution, I will share with you this secret with you if you are ready to hear it.
054 Everyday Miracles Al Kohallek asked his sponsor, Lou-is what everyday miracles were and Lou-is replied; it was a miracle that I was willing to go to A.A. meetings everyday in the beginning. I let someone help me and then I passed that on was a miracle. I found myself not thinking of myself 24/7 that was a miracle. I was facing some of my fears and not running away, that was a miracle. When I pay attention to what others are sharing in meetings I am able to identify, that is a miracle. In other words spiritual recovery is an everyday miracle.
055 Long-timers At Risk (Lou-is here is sharing with Al Kohallek that all of us may be at risk at anytime.) There is a point in our growth, life cycle where we are in deed at risk. I have come to believe that this is the time that accounts for most if not all the slips, the suicides, and all forms of destructive behavior happen. What confounds me the most has come when I was enjoying the benefits of a well-rounded program? Then everything quit "working".
056 Guidance System Al Kohallek's sponsor Lou-is having some good news about how to upgrade or replace our inner Guidance System.
057 Lord’s Prayer Meditation I have used the Lord’s Prayer almost everyday for more than 54 years. The following is one of my meditations using the Lord’s Prayer.
058 A Dream or Was I dreaming?
059 To Paraphrase To paraphrase is to restatement of a text or passage in another form or other words, often to clarify meaning. Expressed in other words can become a useful personal teaching aide.