Author Archive: Avi Satz
Avinash Satz is the author of 12stepsahead.com. he has been active in recovery since 2003 and started this site to help raise awareness of addiction and alcoholism across the country.
Alcoholics Anonymous Daily Reflections April 22, 2013 NEW SOIL . . . NEW ROOTS Moments of perception can build into a lifetime of spiritual serenity, as I have excellent reason to know, loots of reality, supplanting the neurotic underbrush, will hold fast despite the high winds of the forces which would destroy us, or which [...]
Alcoholics Anonymous AA Daily Reflections April 19, 2013 BROTHERS IN OUR DEFECTS We recovered alcoholics are not so much brothers in virtue as we are brothers in our defects, and in our common strivings to overcome them. AS BILL SEES IT, p. 167 The identification that one alcoholic has with another is mysterious, spiritual almost [...]
Alcoholics Anonymous AA Daily Reflections April 18, 2013 SELF-HONESTY The deception of others is nearly always rooted in the deception of ourselves. . . . When we are honest with another person, it confirms that we have been honest with ourselves and with God. AS BILL SEES IT, p. 17 When I was drinking, I [...]
Alcoholics Anonymous Daily Reflections April 17, 2013 LOVE AND FEAR AS OPPOSITES All these failings generate fear, a soul-sickness in its own right. TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 49 “Fear knocked at the door; faith answered; no one was there.” I don’t know to whom this quote should be attributed, but it certainly indicates [...]
Alcoholics Anonymous AA Daily Reflections April 16, 2013 ANGER: A “DUBIOUS LUXURY” If we were to live, we had to be free of anger. The grouch and the brainstorm were not for us. They may be the dubious luxury of the normal men, but for alcoholics these things are poison. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 66 “Dubious [...]