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EKASC Online Chat for the 12 Traditions meeting will be held every Sunday from 1 pm to 3 pm.

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EKASC 12 Traditions Chat
Moderator Rob L
However if what idea comes forth will still listen to it will still hear it for its Merit but if it's contrary to our Traditions if it violates our Traditions are Concepts and our belief and Recovery then I'm hoping group conscience will sort out what to do with those ideas but we should remain open to hearing all viewpoints
Moderator Rob L
How do we reconcile the need to hear many viewpoints with our desire for efficiency and simplicity
Moderator Rob L
3 for 3 against then c if we need more discussion
Jason C
Roberts rules for the meeting format and having P&Gs in place keeps our meetings efficient and simple. In certain situations we can table a discussion and revisit it
Moderator Rob L
It is imperative though that GSR come back with conscience on motions that went to the group so that this process can be done swiftly and spiritually and inclusively
Moderator Rob L
Last question
Moderator Rob L
Question 7 what is the difference between practicing patience and avoiding a discussion or decision
Moderator Rob L
I prefer the word Prudence here that sometimes we don't need to make a hasty decision but we shouldn't be avoiding a decision because we're on comfortable with how we feel or how we might be making someone else feel because I just engine needs to be made and it is our responsibility to move forward with that decision or at least with that discussion
Moderator Rob L
Decision not just engine. This microphone is wild today
Jason C
Patience practice is not overloading the service body when there may be more pressing concerns.
Moderator Rob L
Do we rush into decisions or discuss them until we arrive at a solution
Moderator Rob L
I don't believe we should rush into anything but there are times when we're just flogging a dead horse and need to come back with a conscience that we can live with there's not enough time for a full discussion to realize a solution will never come from it
Moderator Rob L
Sometimes unfortunately moving in the wrong direction is the kind of mistake we need to make out of service body in order to come back with the spiritual answer that eluded us all along
Jason C
We discuss them til we come to a solution. Decisions that do come across as rushed don't seem to come to fruition due to lack of information and understanding. Ultimately getting the time required for proper discussion
Moderator Rob L
This is just my opinion based on experience many levels of service including the World Conference region area subcommittee and home group and it is my understanding that's we can talk circles around the newer members and really get things confusing simple discussion is usually best and we can always learn more from a mistake and then doing things right at least in my case
Moderator Rob L
What is the value of listening to all viewpoints
Moderator Rob L
The value for me is seeing things from a perspective I don't normally see on my own when I'm open to hearing other people's viewpoints I'm open for God to influence me through others
Jason C
To bring all view points back to the groups. And make the best informed decision. As well as it being my HP will
Moderator Rob L
How does our service benefit or suffer from the quality of our discussions
Moderator Rob L
Like previously stated when they are spiritual in nature and stay true to our traditions and Concepts they are great benefits but when ego is involved domineering is involved and lack of respect is involved that we suffer and those situations so always reminding us who's the authority and who do we serve will keep us in a good frame of mind to benefit from service
Stephanie v
Our service can only be better with the quality of our discussions as they pertain to the NA traditions and principled
Jason C
The better our communications and discussions the more we're inviting a loving higher power into our group conscience
Moderator Rob L
Okay good session will take up the last eight questions on page 38 next week and that will wrap up tradition to let anybody you know that's interested where we're at and what will be taking up so they can be prepared and it can be done simply and swiftly laugh out loud
Moderator Rob L
God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change courage to change the things we can and wisdom to know the difference
Jason C
Jft
Moderator Rob L
Cya next week well sort of lol
Stephanie v
Thanks Rob
Moderator Rob L
We good any questions?
Stephanie v
I’m good. Going to do more reading now.
Moderator Rob L
Alright ciao 4 now
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