YES, IT DOES WORK!
Whoever reads these blogs must know how much I love my scooter, and riding, rain or shine, anywhere and everywhere. (No ice or snow!) So imagine this old guy--me--zooming along the Interstate, with a tire iron in my hand. Now picture me bending forward, reaching outward and sticking that tire iron into my front wheel spokes at 75 mph. Catastrophe, yes? Absurd, yes? Maybe not! It happens in my life, in the lives of people I know...and I've been informed we are all pretty much alike in humanness.
Each day I have capableness to put the tire iron into my life-spokes, at high speed--NOW! In other words, if I would just wait, think, talk to my "adult supervisor" (read: sponsor) and look ahead, and "Just Be Real", it might not happen.
And if I make use of God's words, which come to me through other Peeps, I will probably ride right over that next hill, around the next curve (awww, peeps--in the highway, right?) safely, and happily reach wherever I am going. Even if I myself, as often is the case, do not know where that is.
This wonderful program of Alcoholics Anonymous and its twelve Steps has given me many safety nets, to "save me from myself". Prominent among them is Prayer. Meditation is another. Please, peeps, stay with me here--let us really DO these things! Let's MAKE the lists of inventory, defects, people we have wronged. I must be ready for God to take away all my crappy thinking, and behaviors. AND--I must make amends, even the (shudder) "financial" payback of what I owe. I must pray. I must meditate. In other words, I must change!
Remember when earlier I mentioned chaos and catastrophe? These are a result of life situations, which most assuredly will lead me back to my drinking life of oblivion in a matter of days, and certain death to follow--this is me. And I really do not wish ever to be there again.
And so, this morning at a meeting we read page 89 in our Big Book, Chapter 7, titled "Working With Others". It begins with a basic reality, and TRUTH: "Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail. This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics! You can help when no one else can...."
These formula have worked for millions of sober peeps. They have worked for me. And I am sure they work for you peeps also. (It's just that I have to go to meetings so that I remember them--grin!)
Stay sober, Peeeperoni!