Sunday meeting topic: Wisdom and growth

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Sunday meeting topic: Wisdom and growth

Post by Raina » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:03 am

This past week, my colleagues were discussing fixed mindset versus growth mindset. I realized that a growth mindset is an important part of the Nar-anon program. In a fixed mindset, one believes that their characteristics and talents are predetermined and cannot be altered. In a growth mindset, we believe our abilities and skills can be strengthened and developed. For my own recovery, it’s important to know that I have the capacity to direct my thinking and behaviors to healthier directions and patterns, or I may forever be stuck in the fruitless habit of trying to change others.

“Wisdom means keeping a sense of the fallibility of all our views and opinions, and of the uncertainty and instability of the things we most count on.” – Gerald Brenan, British author

Please join us at tonight’s online Nar-anon meeting to discuss the power of an adaptable mind and how that can help us acquire more wisdom. What do wisdom and a growth mindset mean to you? We would love to hear your experience, strength, and hope on how your thinking has changed through the Nar-anon program. The Sunday evening meeting begins at 8 p.m. EST.
-Raina

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PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION SO THAT YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE MEETING GUIDELINES:

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

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 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, 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.
You are Braver than you Believe, Stronger than you Seem, & Smarter than you Think.
-Christopher Robin

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