Definition of Learning:
The acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience, or being taught

Synonyms of Learning:

Study, education, schooling, tuition, teaching, instruction, training; research, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs. Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail. We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.


The dynamics of learning include, first, what happens – what we see or read or hear – and, second, what we make of it. As persons in a spiritual program, we need some time to think and reflect.

Through time, we deepen and grow stronger as we grow older rather than only accumulating more experiences. –Touchstones | More…


Sometimes we take a few steps backward, that’s okay. Sometimes it’s necessary.
Sometimes it’s part of going forward. Life is a Gentle Teacher. –The Language of Letting Go/Melody Beattie 09/05 | More…

We never stop learning. What we learn from each experience reflects our attitude. Our commitment to the Twelve Steps determines it. –A Woman’s Spirit/Karen Casey | More…

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring, Will be to arrive from where we started and know the place for the first time. —T. S. Eliot

There is no magic moment of lasting enlightenment; simply a series of fleeting moments lived one at a time each day. They bring us home to who we’ve always been.–Today’s Gift | More…


Doing the practical things in this program—taking inventories and making amends, praying for guidance from our Higher Power, carrying the message to others, selecting a sponsor, will teach us the essentials for spiritual recovery. –Touchstones | More…

Much of our spiritual progress is an unlearning process. For instance, contrary to what many of us were taught, God’s love isn’t dependent on anything we do or don’t do. We really only gain when we give. Struggle brings defeat; surrender brings victory. –In God’s Care | More…

I have learned a lot from trees. Nature is the greatest teacher on the Earth. We can learn a lot when we observe and study Nature’s system of harmony and balance. –Elders Meditations | More…


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