The Baton Rouge InterGroup (BRIG) is currently planning workshops and events for 2018, AND we are beginning to plan for a Spring Retreat taking place in April 2019. This is where we could use your help – what would YOU, as members of OA like to see? Are there any topics you would like to learn more about, or to talk about?
Recent topics included:
- AA Big Book Workshop at the Spring 2017 Retreat
What do you struggle with in your program?
What are your victories and strengths in program?
What are your most valuable tools?
Could you help with planning or speaking at a BRIG event? Single events are great short-term service commitments, and are great fun!
Please leave any comments below, and/or send them to email@example.com
We are here to serve YOU, thanks for your help!
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The question asked at the end of “Spend Time With Yourself” was how is finding peaceful time for oneself related to program. As I have spent the last three years of my life in a loud, chaotic environment, I appreciate peace more than ever. Peace to me is a vital component of self-care and the Big Book demonstrates through stories that self-care is vital for refreshing our vigilance over and over.against this pernicious, unrelenting disease. The Big Book let me know that willpower is useless but being ever on guard against trigger situations is paramount.
For me, quiet to think is important to my program as it keeps my stress and anger levels down. Don’t get too hungry, angry, lonely or tired is a list of conditions that distract from vigilance against this monster disease that seems determined to control my life. I get angry when I am overwhelmed. I get overwhelmed when life is loud and chaotic. Doing what refreshes me is a way to do self-care. The need to refresh myself to stay vigilant is demonstrated by stories in the Big Book.
At the moment, some of my ways to refresh are not available and my need to spend time with myself is hard to get; but awareness of the nature of my disease helps me focus and the rarity of alone time is precious to me. Anne’s shared story shows me that you can spend time with yourself even when surrounded by others. I believe the Big Book could do with an addendum that includes Anne’s tale of her day. Thank you for sharing Anne.