Practice These Principles
Living the Spiritual Disciplines and Virtues in 12-Step Recovery

Reflections  in Recovery    


This page continues to explore the themes and principles introduced in the book Practice These Principles, building on them and bringing further insights from experience, study, and reflection. Reflections are posted on PTP's Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook, and Google+ pages. Clicking on the icons above leads to the posts on those sites. Clicking on the title link below leads to the post on this page. Posts are shown here in chronological order, with latest first.

[Image: Bill W.'s desk at Wit's End, his studio at Stepping Stones]


"Watch Your Mouth": Cursing in Meetings" (Posted 02/01/17)




"And When We Were Wrong" (Posted 08/30/16)



People-Pleasing
(Posted 04/30/16)




One Pedal at a Time
(Posted 03/31/16)


Attraction Rather Than Promotion
(Posted 01/28/16)



Truth? What Is Truth?
(Posted 02/29/15) 



 
A Longing Transformed
(Posted July 28, 2014)



 
How Important Is It? 
(November 7, 2013)


 
"Bill W. and Dr. Bob”: Your Story and Mine (September 21, 2013) 



Keep the Memory Green
 (September 1, 2013)



Second Thoughts: Decisions, Reason, and Emotion
(July 13, 2013)



Man Knows not His Time
 (May 7, 2013)


Dying to Self, or Ego Deflation
(April 10, 2013)
 


Experience, Strength, and Hope
 (February 24, 2013)



Love and Service
(February 2, 2013)



When We Change
(February 18, 2013)
 


The Slogans of Step 3
(October 23, 2012)



Surrender: Transitive and Intransive
(October 8, 2012)
 


"I'm Grateful to Be Sober, But . . .
" (September 12, 2012)



Billy’s Death
(June 25, 2012)

 

Religion and Spirituality: The Matter of Obedience 
(March 28, 2012)