W.A. World Service Organization Newsletter
Living in Balance E-Newsetter August 2009 
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We hope that this letter finds you in a happy, grateful and balanced living situation. I hope you enjoy some the content enclosed in this newsletter. Just a short discussion about resentments and forgiving ourselves and others.
We would love to receive any submissions for this
e-newsletter and for our more extensive, printed newsletter that is mailed quarterly.
Go forward and live in harmony and balance!
Michele S., Outreach Coordinator
Workaholics Anonymous
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The Power of Forgivness

How do I let go of my resentments through forgiveness?

After we figure out what resentments we have in working step 4 and talking about them in step 5, discussing how they effect us in different areas of our lives with our sponsor and/or another W.A. member - we begin to move towards letting them go.
There is a lot of into in the W.A. Book Of Recovery and the Big Book of A.A. on the subject - full of instructions on how to look at our behavior patterns in relation to these harbored resentments, the areas in our lives they effect and how to prayer for ourselves and the other person.

There is something I read recently that I wanted to share with you all.
It was a list called "Ground Rules for Successful Aging".
Here are the two rules that referred to resentments:
Forgive Yourself

At any moment you did whtever you did, you saw life in a very particular way. If you were wiser and more aware, you could have acted very differently, but you weren't. Forgive yourself for not being wiser and more aware. Forgive yourself for acting consistent wity your limited awareness. You did the very best you could with the equipment you had.

Let Go Of Resentment

Forgive the person for not being wiser and more aware. Forgive the person for acting consistenly with his or her limied ability. Forgive so you can heal your hurt and get on with your life.

Hope that gives you something to think about and helps you with letting go of resentments. :)


We want to hear from you about how you balance W.A. 12 step and service work and your spiritual program. Please submit articles, suggestions and tips to [email protected]. We need everyone's help.

We want to help you grow the fellowship in your area and will be happy to support you in any way we can! Contact us is you need help or have any questions!

2009 World Conference in 
Durham, North Carolina
3 Day Conference
Our Theme - The Tools of Recovery
October 16-18, 2009

Come play and recover with us amidst the beautiful
fall colors of North Carolina. Relax and share experience, strength and hope with fellow W.A. members in a setting conducive to growth at the Avila Retreat Center, located in Durham, NC. Creative activities planned! The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop working compulsively. :)
You can get a lot more information about the upcoming conference on
our website here.
The Avila Retreat Center is a retreat center, nestled among 51 acres of rolling countryside, offers a meditation trails and a labyrinth. See www.dioceseofraleigh.org  for a map or more information or call 919-477-1285.