Once you’ve went through your steps for the first time and start sponsoring people, there are some things that we all get sick of hearing. Now, this is just to poke fun at sponsorship and this is all opinion based and not based on any facts. I’ve thought of 10 things your sponsor is sick of hearing.
10 Things Your Sponsor is Sick of Hearing…
1. I don’t know how to pray
Everything takes practice, give it time. A lot of us didn’t know how to pray when we first got into the rooms. Just talk to your higher power!
2. I suck at meditation
Meditation comes in a million different forms. It can be whatever is meditative for you; for me it’s taking a bath with a candle lit. As long as you try to take time out of your day to just breathe and be present with yourself!
3. I’m not done with my 4th step yet
Sitting on your 4th step does you no good and the longer you sit on it, the longer you stay sick. We only want to help you get better and we can’t do that if you are on your 4th step forever.
4. Going to meetings “triggers” me
Please, just don’t with this one. Waking up in the morning and breathing “triggers” me and you don’t see me out there getting high. Anything can “trigger” you, you’ll get past this.
5. I don’t believe in God or a higher power
See “We Agnostics” in the big book, this isn’t a religious program it is a spiritual program. A lot of us had trouble with the higher power thing when we came in but try just believing in the rooms as whole and know that you aren’t God!
6. I don’t see my part, this wasn’t my fault
No matter what the situation, you have a part. It may be hard to see it but we will help with that.
7. I hate writing
So did I, but it turns out that it can be very therapeutic and refreshing to write all of that stuff down. You already know all of it anyways, so just write it down on some paper!
8. I don’t consider kava a relapse
Seriously? What was your reasoning and motive behind using kava or spice or any of that other stuff that isn’t considered a drug. That’s right, it was to get out of yourself. Even if it is considered “all natural”, it’s still a relapse.
9. My problem was drugs, not alcohol
I used to be this person and I totally get how it’s confusing but think about this – alcohol is a drug! Crazy, but true. And if alcohol wasn’t your “thing”, then why do you want to be able to drink now anyways?
10. I just want to finish my steps
You never finish your steps. You work through all of the steps but then you continue to practice the steps in your daily life. There is no finishing with this program; you never graduate and get an award. The award is continuous sobriety.
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