My second Alcoholic Anonymous meeting was lovely and I went for coffee and had a lovely chat afterwards with a couple of the guys. So good to talk with people who have total empathy. I never experienced anything like it. So powerful.
I had a good week and on the surface, an uneventful one. Why? Because nothing happened. Nothing. No cravings, no climbing up the wall, no irritability, no temptation to backslide…….nothing.
A week where I continued with the process in three main areas. Service. Helping those around me whenever I could, without going over the top. Being nice to myself. Enjoying the gratitude and abundance of just being and not fighting the moment.
Time spent in my own thoughts. On the beach, embracing the sun and the mountains and the cool waters of the bay while swimming. I spotted a dolphin early in the week, in the morning while I was walking the dog…a very special moment for me. I felt in some way blessed to witness her graceful movements as she slid out of the sea to catch a breath of air before gliding back below.
Thirdly, action. Physical action in the form of exercise, eating well and sleeping well, and reading. I have been reading ‘A New Earth’ by Eckhart Tolle and it works perfectly in combination with my little yellow Bible from Alcoholic Anonymous.
Living in the Now, taking one day at a time is uppermost in my mind this week. I don’t need to worry about next week, or even tomorrow.
The third meeting today was great. Lots of people new to me, lots to listen to and resonate with. J opened and I was both surprised and delighted as she described her week, back in the UK, because….it was a normal week….nothing happened!
Yet again a lot was said that I identified with and without going into all the details, it underlined my feeling that this is the way, that I am in the right place, and crucially, that I am not alone.
With the support of this fellowship, I will succeed. That is more important than I can possibly say and I am super-grateful for my situation right now.