This saying applies to everything! It reminds us that we need to hear the same things over and over again at meetings so that they break through our long standing, steadfast addictive behaviors. Like our pulse, repetitive recovery lessons are good. Also, as we change, the things that we heard previously take on new and more important meanings when we hear them again which keeps us from feeling bad.
“One day, an AA veteran, close to meeting time, was drinking coffee, unhurried and his wife questioned. The meeting is about to start, won't you get ready?
Dear, in all these years, everything is very repetitive, the Golden principle, even the testimonials, etc.
With a smile, the wife asked:
Dear, we have been married for 30 years and in this period, day by day, I prepare your meals.
Do you remember breakfast, lunch or dinner from two days ago, 1 week, 1 month, 10 years ago?
Without understanding, the husband replied: No? I don't even remember details of what I ate yesterday!
With a smile the wife mentioned:
Even without remembering details of the meal menu, you are nourished and healthy thanks to them!
The husband got up slightly and the wife questioned what he was doing.
With a smile, he kissed his wife and said, dear, thank you, I'll get ready because the meeting is about to start ....."
If you feel like you are getting bored with recovery, remember that all of us need to hear the same messages over and over again for them to pierce our addiction.