Hi Everyone, this week we read up to p46 How Can I Believe. This week, there was quite a lot in the reading, like the changing and evolving concept of your Higher Power in Recovery. We also discussed the Three Characteristics of Existence: suffering, or unsatisfactoriness called dukkha; impermanence or anicca; and No-Self, or anatta.
These are big concepts but so essential to understand, so here are your comtemplation questions for the week:
In what ways does the unsatisfactoriness of life (dukkha) still show up in your life, even in recovery?
How has/does the idea of impermanence help to free you from this suffering?
If I am not my thoughts, my emotions, my name, my possessions, my past, or my job, then what am I? (No-Self) Since all of these things are impermanent, is there a permanent I?