Meeting topic Wed 11/15 8pm -- Why attend MEETINGS

With the understanding that addiction is a disease and the realization that we are powerless over it as well as over people's lives, we are ready to do something useful and constructive with our own.

Then, and only then can we be of any help to others.

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Meeting topic Wed 11/15 8pm -- Why attend MEETINGS

Post by MATT'S MOM » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:03 am

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Date and time of meeting: Wed 11/15/17 8 pm Eastern
Topic: Why attend meetings?
Discussion leader: MATT’S MOM

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From SESH page 245, Thought for Today: “The time that I do not feel like attending a meeting is the time when I need to be there the most. When I think I am not hearing anything of value is when I will pay close attention. When I feel I have nothing to contribute is when I will share. By attending meetings, I learn, teach, and sometimes just practice being.”

So I had one of those days yesterday. I was very down on myself by the end of the day because of choices I had made with work and with my husband and with my RAS. – yeah, it was one of THOSE days. I got home from work, got dinner together and thought about skipping my f2f meeting. – even though I was leading the meeting last night…. It really was one of THOSE days….. But I got myself together, got in the car and went to the meeting.

When I got there, it made a world of difference for me… I came out resolved to pick myself up and start over again. Listening to the shares, meeting with people who understand, sharing my day/experiences—it made a world of difference.

That’s what attending meetings does for me…. Are they important for you and your journey?

Join me onWed @8pm to talk about this or whatever is on your heart
.Please see below important access information and how the online meeting works.
Access information:
To access the meeting, you must be logged on to the Forum.

Click on the “Online Meeting" icon on the top left of page.

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION SO THAT YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE MEETING GUIDELINES:
Once the meeting has opened, we only read from or talk about conference approved literature which can be found on the literature order form from WSO at nar-anon.org.

Anything you hear tonight is strictly our own opinion. The principles of Nar-Anon are found in our Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. If a member says something here that you cannot accept – remember he or she is speaking from their own experience, they are not speaking for Nar-Anon. When you leave our meeting, take home those thoughts that will be most helpful to you, forget those you feel will not be helpful, and keep coming back.

We ask that you speak only as a member of Nar-Anon.

Please read and become familiar with the 12 Steps, Traditions and Concepts and posted under Announcements in the Nar-Anon Family Forum. It is important to understand the principles of this program.

The following are some important guidelines that will help you get the most out of the meeting.

The meeting today will last between 1 hour and 1-1/2 hours.

If you need to leave the meeting early, please try to leave after an individual has completed their share to minimize interruption.

In Nar Anon meetings, we do not engage in CROSSTALK. Personal progress for the greatest number depends on unity, so we take turns sharing our own experience, strength and hope; we do not interrupt each other or engage in dialogue (either directly or through private messages); we do not put the spotlight on just one member; we do not give advice, offer solutions, or try to rescue one another. we do not offer our personal opinions, criticize or judge anyone.

What is CROSSTALK? It is talking across the group to or with a specific individual. For the purposes of our online meeting, crosstalk refers to interrupting an individual while they are sharing with any typed comment.

It also refers to private messaging between individuals. It is important that we allow everyone the opportunity to engage in the meeting without the distraction of private messages.

By patiently listening, we show respect for each other and our concern for the common welfare of the group. Loving interchange can occur outside the meeting time via one-on-one or group conversations, e-mail, telephone and sponsorship and staying after the meeting for open chat.

To participate and share in the online meeting we follow these guidelines for sharing:

To share, type “!” and wait to be recognized by the discussion leader.

In fairness to all who wish to share today, please keep your sharing to 3 – 5 minutes of typing. Once you are finished sharing, please type “done” so we are aware you have concluded your share.

To avoid any crosstalk, advice or feedback when an individual has completed their share and allow time for all who wish to share today, please limit your responses to a simple TYFS and a few brief kind words of recovery related support and encouragement.

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