If these goals have meaning for you and you are interested in how 12-Step recovery might help you work toward them, then you may wish to join us in this exploration, whether you are in AA, in another fellowship, have a religious affiliation, or have no affiliation at all.
This site will introduce you to the book and through a variety of features seek to widen and deepen our understanding and practice of the principles as they relate to our individual, everyday lives.
We hope that you will find the book and the site useful in your journey of recovery. This is a work in progress. Volume 2 of Practice These Principles (Steps 4, 5, 6, 7) is projected for publication in 2019. Another two volumes are projected for later publication: Volume 3 (Steps 8, 9, 10) and Volume 4 (Steps 11 & 12, The Traditions, The Rooms).
Minor posts to this site are added weekly; major posts monthly. Also, new material is added without notice to existing posts as additional helpful resources are found: quotes, meditations, books or chapters thereof, movies, videos and audios, and more.
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09/15/19: The Nature of Humility: Three Proposals,” Robert C. Roberts. In Audios & Videos – Character, Defect, & Virtue.
08/31/19: On Compassion: From Practice These – The Virtues." Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Thomas Jefferson, Huston Smith. In Social Media.
08/27/19: "Step 8: It's Not Just About the List." In Reflections.
08/19/19: “The Scope of Humility,” Jason Baehr, in Audios & Videos – Character, Defect, & Virtue, New Section.
07/29/19: On Acceptance: From “Practice These – The Virtues.” Vincent Paul Collins, Carl Jung, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In Social Media.
07/27/19: Character Defects: Pride – An update. In Character Defects.
07/25/19: "For Years, Alcohol Was My Only Comfort. Then It Nearly Killed Me." Air Force mom tells her story. In Links – At the Public Level.
07/20/19: Tony H. of Pacific Group Meeting Shares His Story. In Audios & Videos – Experience, Strength & Hope.
06/29/19: On Habit – From “Practice & Habit.” Dr. Bob, Aristotle, William James. In Social Media.
06/27/19: "I'm Ray, and I'm an Alcoholic." In Reflections.
06/22/19: "Ruth H., AA's First Secretary, Shares Personal Memories." In Audios & Videos – AA History & Big Book Authors.
Now Reading: Moral Psychology, Volume 5: Virtue and Character, edited by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Christian B. Miller
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