Definition of Pain:
Highly unpleasant physical sensation caused by illness or injury / mental suffering or distress.

for Pain:
Suffering, agony, torture, torment, discomfort, heartache, sadness, desolation, misery, despair, desperation, 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.


When the pain of remaining the same becomes greater than the pain of changing, we will change. –JFT | More…

Tragedies are guaranteed to trigger first pain, then perceptible growth, and finally, tranquillity. Nothing will present itself that can’t be coped with. –The Promise of a New Day by Karen Casey & Martha Vanceburg | More…

We don’t want pain in our lives. New knowledge, new awareness, are additional benefits of accepting, rather than denying, the pain that accompanies life. This journey that we’re on is moving us further and further along the path of enlightenment. –Each Day a New Beginning | More…


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