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Being Human

My classmate from IIMA shared his work in Rotary + Mensa in a short 12 min talk + Q&A. It's here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNau7XiJ8Ss&feature=youtu.be

Why am I sharing this?

Many Ppl think that those of us who've been fortunate to study at elite Engineering & MBA schools are only interested in making money. Not true. Some of us are interested in "Being Human" and doing our little bit to alleviate the suffering we see around us.

There is nothing to Teach in AA

I was privileged to listen to an esteemed old timer recently. I was struck by the emotionally charged sharing and found lots of value in his sharing. He sounded much like my first (and only) late sponsor. Really glad to her him share. 

My childhood memories

Reminds me of my childhood home next to the sewer that ran into the sea in Versova, then a fishing village, near Bombay.

JS at the Sr Citizen Open Air Gym

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Making a base for the future

I am getting on in age. It is pointless living as if there were endless years ahead.

The Poison of Organisations

Long ago, when I was all of 30-32, the then fledgeling RSS Bangalore approached me to join, saying I’d be made a member of the organising committee. I said NO then. I’ll say NO now. My ‘reasons’ are below, but they’re based on AA’s Traditions!

The frustration of Step Sponsoring

A long time ago, I decided I will not be available for individual sponsoring, step 5 or 8-9 advise. I think it's time I desisted from 'engaging' with Organisers too. It's simply not worth my effort or time.

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My First Step Workshop participation - a share

For the first time, I began to grasp the intensity of each step in a small way and its relevance to all areas of my life. We worked through each step, step by step over a 3 month period during the weekends and I was mandatorily required to take a sponsor as part of the workshop to work the steps outside the classroom.  Finally, I took a sponsor, thanks to this workshop!  I realised that by being in a structured step workshop, it is easy to follow the working of the steps in a planned way as detailed by the workshop leaders......

How to be persistent

The fact is, most of us get into action in fits and starts. Often enough, once a "short" break is taken, it turns into a long - and sometimes, permanent - break!

What is the trick that those few people use to be persistent? Does it mean they don't take breaks? Or is there something else at play?

Find out what I discovered.

The Curse of Unmanageability

"Your Life is Unmanageable," my Sponsor said to me. First, I ridiculed him. I asked, "managing 5 companies at the same time and you say my life is 'unmanageable'?" "My bank balance is handsome and you say my life is unmanageable?" "Are you out of your mind?" I asked.

 

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The 12 Step Workshop

The 12-Step Workshop - or SWS for short is the entry-level programme for people to work the 12-steps of AA. Coached by AAs, for AAs and of AAs, the SWS is a 3-day programme.

The PWS

The Promises Workshop, or PWS for short, is for people who've maintained long-term sobriety and have completed doing at least two SWSs. They need to have also actually worked all the 12 Steps in their entirety.

Train the Trainer

WSLB believes in the AA tradition of "give it away to keep it". Hence a Train the Trainer (T3WS) Course.