I was recently thinking about this prayer and what it means to me. This is after I kind of got in trouble the other day at the end of an AA meeting for requesting that we do the Lord’s Prayer instead of the Serenity Prayer. Someone was upset that I went against the group conscience and got confrontational with me about it. Then my friend the secretary said she hated the Lord’s Prayer because it’s patriarchical and guilt inducing. So it made me think about the prayer and my history with it as a spirtual device.
Saturday – 12-Step Speaker Meeting Sunday – Namkhai Norbu Dzogchen practice group at my house, followed by 12 Step Study and 11pm-5am shift on the 12-Step hotline. Monday – Intergroup service commitment for my recovery meeting. Tuesday – Meditation with the Lama Surya Das group. Wednesday – Meditation and discussion on koans with the Portland
In the 12-Step community we often hear people talk about how when they came in they thought everybody was an asshole. They say, “then after I worked the steps, you all changed!”. It’s kind of funny that way.