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    Workshop Questions

    The questions below offer a way to begin—or continue—a service discussion or workshop

    focused on this Tradition.

    1. Does a service body have a group conscience? How do we exercise group conscience in

    service? How do we invite a loving Higher Power into our decisions?

    1. What does a good group conscience process look like? What would an observer notice

    about decision making in our service body?

    1. How best do we involve groups in our process? How does our work impact other service

    bodies? What’s the relationship between communication and Tradition Two?

    1. How does our service body practice spiritual principles in our work and in our meetings?

    How do we allow a loving Higher Power to guide our process and service efforts?

    1. What are the risks of uniformity in our decision‐making process? How do we consider

    different perspectives as we make decisions? Do we ensure that minority voices are

    honored? Do we consider the views of those who cannot or do not speak for

    themselves?

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    1. How does our understanding of anonymity help us apply the Second Tradition? Are there

    people or ideas we are unwilling to hear? How do we reconcile the need to hear many

    viewpoints with our desire for efficiency and simplicity?

    1. What is the difference between practicing patience and avoiding a discussion or

    decision? Do we rush into decisions or discuss them until we arrive at a solution? What is

    the value of listening to all viewpoints? How does our service benefit or suffer from the

    quality of our discussions?

    1. Is involvement in our service body increasing or decreasing? How might this be

    connected to the decisions we’ve been making or the ways we’ve been making them?

    1. How do we see a Higher Power working through us in service? Do we trust that all will be

    well? What are our reservations about that?

    1. What are some differences between being a servant and being a trusted servant? How

    does that change our attitudes and actions?

    1. What does leadership mean in Narcotics Anonymous? How is that different from its usual

    meanings?

    1. What is the difference between leading and governing? What can we do to ensure that

    trusted servants lead rather than control? What can we do if a member is trying to

    govern or dominate a group or a service body? How can we balance rotation and

    continuity?

    1. How does this Tradition help us understand anonymity? How does anonymity help us

    understand this Tradition? How do we practice anonymity in terms of this Tradition?

    1. Discuss any bridges between this Tradition and one or more of the Twelve Concepts.

    What do these bridges teach us about our service efforts?

    1. What more can we do to bring the principles of this Tradition into our service efforts?

    What could we do differently to better carry out our services?

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