We have covered Steps 1 - 12 from the Book "Codependents Guide to the Twelve Steps" by Melody Beattie. Each chapter/step has been paraphrased and we hope that you take the opportunity to purchase the book to experience it fully. Each post does have the full list of Activities from the book that will hopefully help you examine your recovery journey more closely and ask yourself questions you might not have thought of otherwise.Below are the links to each of the step discussions so you don't have to search through the entire site. Please feel free to share your Experience, Strength & Hope or ask any questions you may have for any of these threads. They will be bumped to the top of the list of posts for all the MIP Family to see and share.Step 1http://coda.activeboard.com/t41864110/step-study-step-1/Step 2http://coda.activeboard.com/t42035344/step-study-step-2/Step 3http://coda.activeboard.com/t42521217/step-study-step-3/Step 4http://coda.activeboard.com/t42830932/step-study-step-4/Step 5http://coda.activeboard.com/t45044382/step-study-step-5/Step 6http://coda.activeboard.com/t45061854/step-study-step-6/Step 7http://coda.activeboard.com/t45126112/step-study-step-7/Step 8http://coda.activeboard.com/t45205978/step-study-step-8/Step 9http://coda.activeboard.com/t45412184/step-study-step-9/Step 10http://coda.activeboard.com/t45450726/step-study-step-10/Step 11http://coda.activeboard.com/t45757440/step-study-step-11/Step 12http://coda.activeboard.com/t47142339/step-study-step-12/
Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.It is in pardoning that we are pardoned. ~St. Francis of Assisi
One of our MIP family on the Al-Anon site posted this youtube video about meditation. I love it and thought I would share:
I love to meditate on my couch in front of a beautiful window. Sometimes I focus on a candle when I want to let all of the pieces of my life flow by and be well. Other times there is too much noise in my head and meditation becomes my way out. At those times I use a really neat tool that I wish I could find the link to. It has been a long time. But here is the trick and this REALLY helped me early in my meditation practice.
It is said that our minds can only focus on so many things at once. So if we focus on our breathing, then focus on our heartbeat, then focus on our skin and what it is feeling ... and so on ... eventually all of our focus is taken up and all the chatter in our head disappears. THIS WORKS! Granted, I have a very low count of things I can focus on (two) so it does wonders for me in shutting out my thoughts when they are overactive and I need to center.
Meditation has changed my life.
My meditation spot:
Bump for Solangerie.