When I came into OA, I met a longtimer I particularly admired. She was slender and energetic. She shared wisdom and love with everyone in the rooms and had an irresistible sparkle about her. When we passed around the phone list, though, she did something that confused me. In the “Comments” column, she wrote, “Always a beginner!” Why on earth, I wondered, would she claim to be a beginner when she clearly had it all together? Now, ten years later, I think I understand. We never have it all together in OA. We are always powerless over food and this

To continue reading this story, subscribe or log in below. For US$23, subscribers get one year of access to new Lifeline stories published ten times per year, plus our complete archive of hundreds of stories published since January 2016.

Existing Users Log In
   
New User Registration
*Required field
  • Sponsorship

    I reach out my palm and you touch my heart. Together we make a valiant start. We guard aga…
  • All Human

    I was enjoying a new relationship with a sponsor, and everything seemed to be going very w…
  • Nurturing is Our Nature

    One of my self-care activities is to spend time with the beautiful wildflowers that we are…
Load More Related Articles
  • All of This Is Okay

    I’m afraid I’ll do it wrong. I’m afraid my sponsees will find out I’m a fraud. What if the…
  • Sponsorship

    I reach out my palm and you touch my heart. Together we make a valiant start. We guard aga…
  • Adjusting Focus

    I was a great believer in whatever the next diet, philosophy, or trick was. You see, I kne…
Load More By admin
  • Much in Common

    I came into program in May of 1985. I didn’t think I could possibly fit in. I was finished…
  • Going Forward

    After I’d worked all Twelve Steps using the Big Book, then worked them again using The Twe…
  • A Spiritual Gauge

    The June 1 readings in For Today and Voices of Recovery are both about Step Six. The way I…
Load More In Steps
Comments are closed.

Check Also

All of This Is Okay

I’m afraid I’ll do it wrong. I’m afraid my sponsees will find out I’m a fraud. What if the…