A “Magic Sentence”

  A “Magic Sentence” — Arousal Can Be Optional Essay October 2018 In my SA experience, I have encountered many times when lust and arousal seem ready to overwhelm me. In recent conversations I’ve also heard these common sexaholic scenarios: I was exhausted on Saturday night from the events of the day. I went to bed before my wife. I woke up when she crawled in with me and I couldn’t go back to sleep. Finally, desperate, I got up to look...

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Emotional Sobriety

Emotional Sobriety– A Prayer for Freedom Essay October 2018 Throughout my life I used food, alcohol, drugs, relationships, sex, work, and achievements to fill up a gaping hole inside which never seemed satisfied. I had an insatiable need for recognition from people. I viewed everything through a prism of me, self-obsession to the nth degree. This microscope on my faults and merits came into recovery with me, along with an almost absolute...

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La Conversión Y La Humildad

La Conversión Y La Humildad Essay October 2018 Mi lucha contra la adicción estaba devorándome las entrañas, y no podía encontrar otra salida que crucificar a mi hermano. Como hacían los monjes en la Edad Media cuando se flagelaban las espaldas por haber pecado, yo me flagelaba psicológicamente muy duro y hacía eso con los demás. Descubrí que mi relación con el otro siempre es un reflejo de mi relación conmigo mismo. Por eso es que los demás me...

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Step 2: Finding Sanity and Joy

(From August, 2018 Essay) I grew up in India with a devout Hindu mother, an atheist physician father, Muslim friends, and attended Catholic boarding school.  Although I was exposed to multiple faith traditions growing up, I never considered myself religious and rarely thought deeply about God.  I would occasionally selfishly pray before exams. I had the impression that God was everywhere, constantly watching me. If I did something wrong or...

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Tradition Five: Our Primary Purpose

(from August, 2018 Essay) Tradition Five: Each group has but one primary purpose— to carry its message to the sexaholic who still suffers. In the Traditions, we have one ultimate authority, one membership requirement, and now one primary purpose. All of these support the unity of SA. Tradition Five gives us our singleness of purpose–– recovery from our obsession with lust through working the SA program with others. While we come from many...

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