Mary Christine wrote about people taking notes in a meeting. Lou wrote about mental illness and addiction. Here is my random thoughts on each.
- If you are hearing something profound (or for the first time) in a meeting then you probably aren't going to enough meetings.
- Hearing someone share something about their experiences that you find "moving" is an indicator that you should speak with them after the meeting, get a phone number, get a new person in your sober life.
- One of the most important lessons in going to meetings is learning to appreciate the concept of staying in the moment. One can not truly appreciate the moment if they are trying to write down and take the moment home with them.
- How in the world would the person sharing their pain know that the writer in the room was not penning a note to their brother in Montana for heavens sake.
- Reading a magazine, texting, talking and writing should be saved for the parking lot. Someone saying something awesomely inspiring in a meeting does not give one permission to write it down and take it with them. Keep coming back and you'll hear it all enough times for it to sink in.
- None of this applies to the newcomer who has no idea about anything.