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At sharing time in OA meetings, I sometimes read thoughts I have written down. Sharing thoughts and speaking out loud what I have written helps my recovery. Other members used to say, “You should submit that to Lifeline.” But I thought, “If what I write is rejected, I’ll feel rejected” or “What if it isn’t good enough?” My fear of submitting to Lifeline was really all about me because I was still living in my disease. I was missing the point, which was, “Wow, that really helped me—I bet others could be helped by it too!” After a few years,

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