Chat

In Loving Memory of Vic

Find A Meeting

Need to get to a meeting and speak to someone right away? Below is a list of online meetings and resources to help you find a meeting and fellowship.

+ Alcoholics Anonymous Online Meeting Finder
+ Overeaters Anonymous Meeting Finder
+ Narcotics Anonymous Meeting Finder
+ Al-Anon Online Meeting Finder

Willingness to listen

Walk In Dry Places
September 24, 2010
Willingness to listen
Willingness

Why is it that we’ll accept information from some people but not from others?  Many people tried to advise us while we were drinking; why would we listen only to recovering alcoholics?

We can’t answer that question, except to say that most human beings are willing to listen only to certain people at certain times.  That’s why business organizations have to select sales people carefully; customers will respond to some people, but not to others.

As we grow in sobriety, however, we develop the willingness to listen to people we would have once avoided.  We can find wonderful ideas in all sorts of places and from all types of people.  As we become more open-minded and willing, we can listen more and learn more.

My prejudices and fears of the past kept me from listening to people who would have helped me. I’ll be more open-minded and willing today.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>