Thursday, October 22, 2009

Self Serving?

In the midst of talking in an AA meeting yesterday, the question went through my head asking if I was being self serving in my sharing. The question caught me offguard. When I reflected later I realized that yes, I had been self serving. I had to ask myself for whose benefit I share at a meeting. I am grateful that I don't recoil from those kind of questions today. Grateful that my hearing is getting better. I'm not as deaf as I once was.

5 comments:

Gabriella Moonlight said...

I like the idea of not being as deaf today...although sometimes I do share in a self manner so that others can get to know me in my homegroup...taht way when life gets funky they know; since they know me. I don't know maybe that's just me...LOL!

Love you,
GM

Patty said...

Great question. Greater answer!

Tall Kay said...

So that voice talks to you too, eh? Mine isn't usually that nice when I hear it :o)

kberman said...

When I was new to AA, I didn't allow myself to speak if I had been practicing in my head while others were speaking. So I was silent a lot. I still am through most meetings because I have such a strong home group--I estimate about 500 years of sobriety in a group of about 50. My comments and opinions are only necessary when I need to get something out or when I can add something new to the mix. Love, Kathy
kathyberman.com.

daisymarie said...

Is it always bad or negative to be self serving?