It just might be our core dilemma. We might be caught in our own individual Groundhog Day, repeatedly repeating the same habitual habits, asking ourselves, “What happened last night?” It seems that it takes a lot of repeated repetitions to begin to finally convince us that our search to reclaim some past euphoria is never, ever going to happen. We might be clenching and clinging to our old patterns with such tenacity because we believe that we are somehow normal in our drinking habits and that life would be unbearable without alcohol. Lacking any real connection to a Higher Power, self provides the only ground and the only hope we have. We don’t give up easily. Around we go on the wheel of life and death. In that situation, where is there any freedom, any real selfhood? We are desperate to get out of here. We try bad relationships, cars, trips, pills or potions to escape our doom. We might try sobriety, but are not able to handle the normal stresses of life while sober. Nothing seems to work because as they say in Alcoholics Anonymous, “Wherever you go, there you are.” Even so, as days and days and days go on, the insanity and the frustration begin to wear ourselves down and just giving up is a consideration. We can just surrender and begin to find freedom.
And the next morning Phil wakes up (once again) to Sonny and Cher, but now he is beginning to change.
Meetings For Saturday February 4, 2017
Almost Prefect Group
DRMC Hospital-East — Maple Ave. DuBois, PA
Open Discussion Meeting
Big Book Group handicap accessible
Grace Lutheran Church — 406 Pine Street Curwensville, PA
Big Book Study Meeting -
NOTE: From late spring till early fall this meeting is held at Bilgers Rocks.
The Presbyterian Church — 106 East. Union Street Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Open Discussion Saturday, Big Book Study Wednesday