September 1, 2018 at 11:24 pm #665
The questions below offer a way to begin—or continue—a service discussion or workshop
focused on this Tradition.
- 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?
- What does a good group conscience process look like? What would an observer notice
about decision making in our service body?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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
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- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- What are some differences between being a servant and being a trusted servant? How
does that change our attitudes and actions?
- What does leadership mean in Narcotics Anonymous? How is that different from its usual
- 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
- 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?
- Discuss any bridges between this Tradition and one or more of the Twelve Concepts.
What do these bridges teach us about our service efforts?
- 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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