Monday, November 16, 2009
Wow still procrastinating, sponsorship and Tradition Three
It is hard because there is something about me that is different from others people! I know you think everyone feels that way but in my case it is true. In the "bible belt" I cannot be honest about who I am. I feel if I cannot be honest it will be hard to find a sponsor. I am not rolling about in self-pity. I am speaking the truth. When it comes to some matters, some people in the program do not follow Tradition Three (The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.). I thank my HP everyday that everyone doesn't feel that way! (I might use that in my gratitude journal tonight! One down two to go.)
I am curious, do I need to be 100% honest with my sponsor? Can I omit the part about who I am at the very core of my being? One of my friends in Michigan told me if I do not live my truth I am denying others in my position the wisdom of my journey. Let me know what you think!