Back to Basics — Harvey A.

Back to the Basics (Essay December 2018) It seems like only yesterday that my old friend and sponsor Jesse L., shared with me a wonderful story. He said that there once was a world-renowned football team that had successful seasons year after year. One year, however, things were not going well for the team. They were certainly not playing their best. Their famous, well-respected coach felt it was time to intervene. During the halftime of one of...

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El Servicio Y La Conexión Real / Service And The Real Connection

El Servicio Y La Conexión Real Essay December 2018 Agradecido por la fraternidad y por el servicio que prestan en la revista. Aqui les copio un texto mío sobre El Servicio Y La Conexión Real por si les interesa publicarlo en la revista ensay. Un saludo fraterno, Rafael He sido una persona que a pesar de haber estudiado una carrera humanística siempre viví una vida en la que el centro de todo era yo. Yo no le servía a nadie. Más bien, y salvo...

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Some Step 11 Ideas on Meditation — Jerry L.

Some Step 11 Ideas On Meditation Essay December 2018 Step 11: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. Many groups, religious and non-religious, have long experience practicing meditation. Here are some of the practices that they have found helpful. Get a meditation book like SA’s The Real Connection or any...

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Fond Remembrance of Roy K.

I would like to share my memories of Roy K., who was perhaps second only to my father in influencing my life for the better. My first contact with Roy was through a “Dear Abby” letter that appeared in the New Orleans Times Picayune in June 19811. In the letter, the writer described his battles with pornography, prostitutes, street behavior, affairs, masturbation, and loss of self worth. His fatal malady was lust; he was a “sexaholic.” He signed...

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I Don’t Need To Know – Art B.

[Originally published in Essay 2016 #3] I suffer from a sort of hypervigilance. Something in me wants to identify and define every object, every person, every angle and surface in my physical environment. My ears are open; my eyes are taking in the very texture of things around me. At some point, a long time ago, this hypervigilance became a tool of my lust. In “insobriety,” I was always looking and listening for triggers: people and images...

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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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