one of my twitter friends, ben, has been alerting me to all kinds of interesting links lately. through him i found this here, the 12 steps of liberation, a recovery program from a buddhist view. it’s brought to us by the universal compassion centre. the 12 steps of liberation 1. the truth of suffering. we… Continue reading the 12 steps, buddhist fashion
here we have another instalment of our discussion of the twelve steps of alcoholics anonymous and other similar groups. unlike the other three steps we discussed, steps 4 and 5 are two steps that can very easily be taken out of the 12-step framework and applied in everyone’s life. the purpose of these steps is… Continue reading would you like to free yourself of your past?
this post is in response to scott’s comment on my article on step 3, part of my 12-step discussion. scott’s last line was, “thoughts”? oh, scott, i’ll always have thoughts – probably too many of them 🙂 first of all, thanks, scott, for your kind words regarding my attempt to make step three palatable to… Continue reading more on step 3: a bit of a theological discussion
this is the third installation of a series of discussion about the 12 steps as conceived in various programs of recovery, from alcoholics anonymous to adult children of alcoholics, from debtors anonymous to naranon. today i’ll present you with a meditation on step 3: made a decision to turn our will and our lives over… Continue reading 12-step discussion: step 3
today i’m on the run. too many things happening, including helping my very pregnant daughter move (yes! i’m becoming a grandmother! more on that soon.) so let’s turn this problem into an opportunity and see how you, gentle reader, like it when i just present you with my notes. it’s a continuation from last month,… Continue reading 12-step discussion: step 2
i’ve been interested in the 12 steps for almost as long as i’ve been a counsellor – 15 years now. what first attracted me to them was their fierce commitment to honesty and being real, to be humble, and to follow an ethical and spiritual way of life. the 12 steps came originally from alcoholics… Continue reading the first step