Conference approved literature at this time. All of these items Slaa literature be purchased directly from S. In maintaining my sobriety, I find it more useful to keep in mind what I call my top line rather than my bottom line.
My top line is what I do want for myself, my program goals. I want to integrate myself physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually; to relate to others from a state of wholeness; to live making decisions from a place of "Slaa literature" and clarity rather than compulsion and confusion; to feel sufficiently safe to stay open enough to find the little realities of life moving, rather than needing to get dropped off a cliff to get
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I want to be present, see things the way they are, and be glad to be alive. These things are beginning to happen for me. Now we were truly feeling some sense of deep release from the past!
We were free of much guilt for our misdeeds, from the shame of having fallen short of our inner values. We had shed or changed these to allow the seeds of our own personal wholeness to take root and grow. We were indeed living new, positive, unfolding lives.
Whether in partnership with others or in solitude, we had truly been granted a spiritual release from our sex and love addiction.
While vigilance was still important, the choices we had to make now seemed easier. We felt increasing confidence in our developing partnership with God, and were full participants in the fellowship of S. We enjoyed solitude and were unafraid of honesty and openness with others. We could comprehend what it means to have dignity of If you have decided to follow the suggestions in this program, a new life will begin to unfold within you. Along with this new life are promises that will guide and sustain you.
They are manifested among us in sobriety, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. These are the promises we in SLAA have found:. Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive Slaa literature they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble, it's a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in Slaa literature face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the "Slaa literature," gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome
Slaa literature, be gentle with yourself. Slaa literature are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of Slaa literature, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Strive to be happy. It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and rest on our laurels. We are headed for trouble if we do, for alcohol is a subtle foe.
We are not cured of alcoholism. What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the Slaa literature of our spiritual condition. We can exercise our will power along this line all we wish. It is the proper use of the will.
Our book Slaa literature meant to be suggestive only. We realize we know only a little. God Slaa literature constantly disclose more to you and to us. Ask Him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick. The answers will come, if your own house is in order. But obviously you cannot transmit something you haven't got.
to it that your relationship with Him is right, and great events will come to pass for
Slaa literature and countless others.
This is the Great Fact for us. Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows. Clear away the Slaa literature of your past. Give freely of what you find and join us. We shall Slaa literature with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny. And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation — some fact of my life — unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing Slaa literature situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.
Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God's world by mistake. Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life's terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to Slaa literature changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.
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In an effort to fill this gap, we encourage members to submit their personal experience to the Journal and the [Conference Literature Committee] CLC for sharing with the entire Fellowship. While each group is autonomous, the Conference does not encourage the use of non-Conference-Approved literature outside literature does not include S.
If any group chooses to use non-Conference-Approved literature, it ought to be clearly defined as such. We do encourage the practice of our 12 Steps and 12 Traditions for all members and groups in recovery from our addiction. Vehicles for distribution will include the bulk mailing, F. Newsletter, the Journal, etc. Permission to reprint these excerpts does not mean that A. The Promises from S. The Promises from a Florida S. All Rights Reserved The following questions are designed to be used as guidelines to identifying possible signposts of sex and love addiction.
They are not intended to provide a sure-fire method of diagnosis, nor can negative answers to these questions provide absolute assurance that the illness is not present.
Many sex and love addicts Slaa literature varying patterns which can result in very different ways of approaching and answering these questions. Despite this fact, we have found that short, to-the-point questions have often provided as effective a tool for self-diagnosis as have lengthy explanations of what sex and love addiction is.
We appreciate that the diagnosis of sex and love addiction is a matter that needs to be both very serious and very private. We hope that these questions will prove helpful. Have you ever tried to control how much sex to have or how often you would see someone? Do you find yourself unable to stop seeing a specific person even though you know that seeing this person is destructive to you?
Do you feel that you don't want anyone to know about your sexual or romantic activities? Do you feel you need to hide activities from others — friends, family, co-workers, counselors, etc.? Do you make promises to yourself or rules for yourself concerning your sexual or romantic behavior that you find you cannot follow?
Have you had or do you have sex with someone you don't didn't want to have sex with? Have you ever felt that you had to have sex? Do you believe that Slaa literature can "fix" you? Do you keep a list, written or otherwise, of the number of partners you've had?
Do Slaa literature feel desperation or uneasiness when you are away from your lover orsexual partner? Have you lost count of the number of sexual partners you've had? Do you feel desperate about your need for a lover, sexual fix, or future mate?
Have you or do you have sex regardless of the consequences e. Do you find that you have a pattern of repeating bad relationships? Do you feel that your only or major value in a relationship is your ability to perform sexually, or provide an emotional fix?
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