Your username may already exist
If you ever posted anything to any of the business forums, your username exists. Check if it is listed at memberlist.php and write support@cgaa.info to get its temporary password. Please change your password and update your email address and other profile information.

Step 2 & 3 Workguide for Athiests (?)

All are welcome to submit writings here for editing and possible inclusion in literature such as pamphlets, webpages, books or chapters, fliers, or guides. All are welcome to provide feedback on each piece.
Forum rules
The first post in each thread should contain a piece of literature for review by other members of CGAA. Preferably each post contains the full text, but if the text is very long or in a format garbled by this forum software, it can be put in another online document with a link provided here. All comments are welcome here. If the piece is in a Google document, detailed comments can be submitted directly into the document.
Post Reply
MorganF
Posts: 0
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:46 pm

Step 2 & 3 Workguide for Athiests (?)

Post by MorganF »

Trying this out with a sponsee. It is based on my own experience with using a principle to keep me from harming others during an intense period of my life earlier this year. Interested to see others test them out or, if you have experience with something similar to this, sharing it below. This is a hasty rough draft.

1. What are traits of your ideal version of you? This can be moral or principled in nature, such as "honesty", "integrity", "kindness"; or they can be based more in personality or emotions, such as "happy" or "funny".

2. Can/do you embody any of these traits while in active gaming addiction? Which of these are lost when actively gaming? (alt. version: Can you play video games while maintaining these traits?)

3. Do you believe that you could embody these traits one day?

4. Do you trust these traits such that if you turned your will and your life over to them, your life would be better? (alt. version: Do you trust you will be ok if you turn the will of your life over to these traits?)

5. Can you decide to turn your will and your life over to this vision of your higher self?
User avatar
Jeff
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:46 pm

Step 2 & 3 Workguide for Athiests (?)

Post by Jeff »

This is interesting, Morgan.  Thanks for sharing it.

It seems like it could be a very viable approach to looking at Steps 2 and 3 for the right person.  For myself, my hope for being my best/highest self wouldn't be powerful enough by itself, but I can certainly see how this could work for someone. Also, when I think about it, even though it wouldn't be enough for me, I think that's a meaningful idea to me, and it probably plays some role in things for me. 

I'm wondering if it might have more "oomph" if it was incorporated into (or incorporated into itself) some other items--the idea of utilizing the connections with fellowship and the principles of the program being possible sources of higher power as well..  

There's a story in the NA book called something like "Atheists recover too' (I think) which has a really interesting approach that this one guy took to build his recovery using the principles of the steps. I don't remember his approach right now exactly, so I won't say more, but it worked well for him. 

I'm posting in a separate thread some initial work that 4 or 5 of us have done on something like a step 2 working guide which could be used by anyone with any belief system (at least that was one of our objectives).
Post Reply