News from Guide for Living!
Guide for Living has recently joined Co-Dependents Anonymous or CoDa. You can find out more about the national CoDa organization at CoDA.org.
If you would like to connect with the previous Guide for Living group, please visit ColoradoCoda.org and look for the meeting name of "Guide for Living" on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
A program for personal and spiritual growth. Individuals come together to help and encourage each other by practicing the 12 suggested steps and 12 traditions.
We share our experience, strength and hope in order to solve our common problems. We are ordinary people working through ordinary problems, who share in order to know ourselves better, come to realize we are not alone, learn about healthy relationships, learn that no situation is hopeless, and no unhappiness too great to be lessened. 12 Step Program
The Twelve Suggested Steps
1 - We admitted we were powerless over certain areas of our lives; that our lives had become unmanageable.
2 - Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3 - Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4 - Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5 - Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6 - Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7 - Humbly asked Him to remove all these defects of character.
8 - Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
9 - Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10 - Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11 - Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12 - Having had a spiritual awakening as the results of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
It is important to note that the Program does not require us to accept a traditional, religious concept of God. We are asked only to recognize a spiritual truth greater than ourselves; we call it God or our Higher Power.
The Twelve Promises
1 - We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.
2 - We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.
3 - We will comprehend the work serenity.
4 - We will know peace.
5 - No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.
6 - That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.
7 - We will lose interest in selfish things and gain insight in our fellows.
8 - Self-seeking will slip away.
9 - Our whole attitude and outlook on life will change.
10 - Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.
11 - We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.
12 - We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.
Let go and let God . Easy does it . Keep an open mind . Live and let live
First things first . One day at a time . Listen and learn . Think