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Perfect Meetings, Perfect Sponsors

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Our program works without us working it perfectly. I’m celebrating thirty years of abstinence, and I don’t even know how “working it perfectly” looks. Taking awkward baby steps, clumsily using the Tools, and making a haphazard job of the Steps and Traditions is enough for me. Expecting perfection from ourselves and others can cost us our recovery. I’ll be blunt: perfection is a life-or-death issue for us as individuals and for the Fellowship. “None of the meetings near me have what I want.” Ever thought that? OA-approved literature makes clear that whenever two or more compulsive eaters talk about the

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