I love to write. I think I am an expert in many things. But the one thing I think I can actually write about is my recovery from alcoholism. I can write about it because I KNOW I am NOT an expert on recovery, but I have been at it for a long time. I do know something about the subject. I know about my very own experience, strength, and hope. My personal view is that when we veer from sharing our very own experience, strength, and hope we get into trouble because we have set ourselves up as an authority on a subject. Now, at work, I have to be an authority on subjects, but at recovery, I get to be just another bozo on the bus. Gratefully so.
I heard someone once say that we don't tell anyone anything in AA, we share our own E,S,&H. That's it. That is what we have. And when someone shares this with us, and we share with them, the most miraculous thing happens. We get to belong. We get to feel a part of something, and we lose that awful aloneness that is part and parcel of the alcoholic experience.
Thank you for being on this tremendous journey with me, it would be no fun alone!