There are all kinds of different meetings that we can go to. There are speaker meetings, As Bill Sees It, topic meetings, and step meetings. Today we wanted to talk about the importance of step meetings and how they can help you.
We can read and re-read all the literature that is available to us. We can memorize it and study it. If reading and studying about our disease were enough we wouldn't have to go to meetings in the first place. In a step meeting, the format usually is to read the step out of the book "Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions". After the group has read the step, most groups have one member share on how they worked that step with their sponsor and how the step has affected their life.
Their is a practicallity to all this. Nothing helps us more than hearing another person share what it was like, what happened, and what it's like now. We can identify with other people that feel the same way as we do. The greatest benefit is usually that the people who have worked that specific step prove to us that by working the steps of AA/NA their lives have changed for the better.