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Conscience Acceptance

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Before program, I was conflict-averse. (I don’t enjoy conflict now, but before, I used to really run from it—physically, if possible, or emotionally.) Basically, when things got ugly, I’d panic and check out. Because my compulsive disease can also be contradictory, I’d often display the opposite trait, pushing to get my way, in group decisions. If the group went against me, I would acquiesce but then seethe with resentment. Thanks to OA’s tradition of following the group conscience, I have experienced tremendous recovery in this area. I’m so grateful for this shift in my personality. The first time I had

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