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Definition of Struggle: forceful or violent effort to get free of restraint or resist attack.
Synonyms of Struggle: grapple, scuffle, tussle, bout, skirmish, fracas, encounter, 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.

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No struggle we have is really new.
And we’ll stumble again and again until we learn to quit struggling.

The lessons we need to learn keep presenting themselves, until we’ve finished the homework. We can remember that our struggles represent our opportunities to grow.  –Each Day A New Beginning/Karen Casey | More…

Each of us is a struggling soul. If we make our will one with our Higher Power in the Third Step, nothing will be too much to bear. After taking this Step, we will realize that we are one with God and that we don’t have to struggle alone any longer. –Day by Day | More…

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It is a paradox that in our desire for peace we must willingly give ourselves to struggle

The Grandfathers have taught us about sacrifice.
We have been taught to pray for the people in a pitiful way.

Struggle and conflict is neither good nor bad, it just is.
Everything that grows experiences conflict.

When the deer is born it is through conflict.
When the seed first grows, it is through conflict.

Conflict precedes clarity.
Everything has the seasons of growth.

Recognize – acknowledge – forgive and change.
All of these things are done through conflict.–Elders Meditations | More…

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Every experience is softened when we face it accompanied by our higher power. Any past struggle, any present fear, is a testament to our attempts to do it alone.

Too frequently we forge ahead, alone, only to have our way blocked.
The detours need never be there.

No door closes unless there is a better way.
Divine order will prevail. –Each Day a New Beginning/Karen Casey | More…

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