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Let’s Ask Permission

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I have been in OA for nineteen years. Recently, after a Big Book study meeting, another member of the group told me I never share on the portion of the Big Book that is being read and that I always just share on whatever I want.

Well, I was shocked and felt attacked.

What I want to ask of everyone is to first ask for permission to speak with someone about their share if you want to say something to them after the meeting.

I usually feel safe at meetings, but I haven’t been back to that meeting since.

I will go back. I just wanted to share my experience, strength, and hope.

— Trisha R.

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