SECURITY

Definition of Security: the state of being free from danger or threat.
Synonyms of Security: certainty, safety, reliability, guarantee, pledge, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
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Love in fellowship.

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Upon entering A.A., the spectacle of years of waste threw us into panic. Financial importance was no longer our principal aim; we now clamoured for material security.

We forgot that most alcoholics in A.A. have an earning power considerably above average. We forgot God. In money matters we had faith only in ourselves, and not too much of that. –As Bill Sees It | More… (p.112)

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The temporary security of material things is a hollow shelter if built at the expense of spiritual growth. –Stanton, Calif., July 1968 / “All This Reading at Meetings,” / AA Grapevine | More…

We can feel insecure for many reasons, but the fundamental reason is that we do not have a firm anchorage in our Higher Power. Regardless of who we are, we can know and feel that our Higher Power is guiding and directing us at all times.

If we feel inadequate around people who seem to be immensely self-confident and secure, we should not try to imitate their manner and behavior. Rather, we should simply put our trust in our own Higher Power, and our feeling of true security will express itself in proper ways. –Walk In Dry Places/Mel B. | More…

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