Faapefea ona Galueaina
O lenei faamatalaga o loo otoina mai le amataga o le mataupu 5 o le Alcoholics -Anonymous e taua o le Big Book of AA.
E seasea ona vaaia se tagata mulimulitai i lenei auala ona afaina. O i latou e le o manuia o tagata ia ua le mafai po ua le manao foi e ofo atoa i latou mo lenei polokalame faigofie, e masani o alii ma tamaitai ia e faavae mai lava o latou olaga e le faamaoni ia i latou lava. E iai ona itu e afaina ai. E le faapea ua sese i latou, peitai e foliga mai sa soifua mai lava i latou ma lea mea. E le mafai faalesoifuaga nei ona saili pe tau amataina se ituaiga olaga e taitaiina e le faamaoni. E i lalo ifo o le tapulaa avanoa mo i latou.
E iai foi i latou e afaina mai i lagona mafatia tele ma gasegase faalemafaufau, peitai o le toatele lava o i latou e toe manuia pe a maua le agaga o le faamaoni.
O le matou faamatalaga o loo faaali atu faalauaitele i le mea matou te masani ai, o le mea ua tupu ma le mea ua iai nei. Afai ua e filifili e te manao i mea o loo maua ia i matou ma ua e finagalo e te matua saili lava ina ia maua ia mea lona uiga ua e sauni mo se isi laasaga fou.
I le tele o ia mea e iai lava le atugaluga, i le manatu matou te maua lava se isi auala faigofie, se auala faamama avega. Peitai e leai lava. I le naunautaiga ia te i matou, matou te talosaga atu ai e aua lava le fefe ma ia mau le toovae mai le amataga. O nisi o matou o loo taumafai lava e taofi i o matou manatu tuai ma o le iuga o le leai o se mea seia vagana ua matua faamatuu atu.
Ia manatua o loo matou taumafai e foia le ai ava, taufaaoleole, iso, malosi. A leai se fesoasoani lona uiga ua matou le gafatia. Peitai e iai le isi o loo iai le malosi uma lava, o le Atua lea. Ia e maua o ia i le taimi nei.
O mea faaafaafa sa le maua ai se avanoa lelei mo matou. Sa matou tulai ma matua liliu, ma talosagaina lana puipuiga ma le tausiga i le tuu atoa iai o matou ola.
O laasaga nei o mea sa matou faia, e fautuaina mo se polokalame o le toe faalelei.
1. Ua matou tautino atu ua faatoilaloina i matou e le ava malosi- aua ua le mafai e i matou ona pulea o matou ola.
2. Ua matou talitonu e iai le malosi sili atu i lo matou e mafai ona toe aumaia le atamai.
3. Fai faaiuga e liliu ai o matou faamoemoe ma o matou olaga i le tausiga alofa a le Atua e pei ona matou iloa ai o ia.
4. Toe suesue ma Iloilo ma le le fefe a matou amio.
5. Tautino i le Atua ia i matou lava ma isi tagata le natura o leaga na matou faia.
6. Ua matou sauni atoatoa o le Atua o le a ia aveesea uma nei leaga i o matou tagata.
7. Aioi faatauanau ia te ia ia aveesea ni o matou faaletonu.
8. Tusia suafa o tagata na matou agaleaga iai, ma ia faia se leleiga ma i latou uma.
9. Ia faia ni leleiga i ia tagata i soo se mea e mafai ai, sei vagana nei tei ua afaina ai i latou poo nisi.
10. Ia faaauau pea ona faia se suesuega faaletagata lava ia ma afai ua sese ia matua tautino.
11. Saili e ala i le tatalo ma mafaufauga loloto ina ia faaleleia le tatou fesootaiga ma le Atua e pei ona tatou iloa ai o ia, tatalo lava ia tatou iloa lona finagalo.
12. Ina ua maua le toe fuataina faaleagaga e ala i nei auala, sa matou taumafai lava ia oo atu lenei feau i e o taumafa ava malosi, ma faatino nei faavae i soo se mea matou te faia.
O toatele i matou e alaga, “Oka se faasologa! E le mafai ona ou faia.” Aua le fiu gofie. E leai lava se isi o matou sa mafai ona atoatoa le mulimulitai i nei faavae. E le o i matou oni tagata atoatoa. O le mea o loo tau faaali atu ua matou sauna e ola i ala faaleagaga. O faavae ua matou faataoto i lalo o taiala mo le agai i luma. Matou te talitonu i le alualu i luma o le soifua faaleagaga nai lo le atoatoa o le soifua faaleagaga.
O le matou faamatalaina o le tagata ai ava, o le mataupu i le tagata le talitonu, atoa ma matou lava suesuega i le taimi ae lei tupu ma le taimi foi ua uma ona tupu o loo manino mai ai ni manatu taua se tolu.
(a) O matou sa fai ma tagata ai ava, ma e lei mafai ona faatonutonu o matou ala.
(b) E le mafaia e se malosi faaletagata ona foia le ai ava.
(c) E mafai e le Atua pe ana saili ia te ia.
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How it Works
This is an excerpt out of Chapter 5 of the book Alcoholics Anonymous.
Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves. There are such unfortunates. They are not at fault; they seem to have been born that way. They are naturally incapable of grasping and developing a way of life which demands rigorous honesty. Their chances are less than average. There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest.
Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now. If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it -then you are ready to take certain steps.
At some of these we balked. We thought we could find an easier, softer way. But we could not. With all the earnestness at our command, we beg of you to be fearless and thorough from the very start. Some of us have tried to hold on to our old ideas and the result was nil until we let go absolutely.
Remember that we deal with alcohol - cunning, baffling, powerful! Without help it is too much for us. But there is One who has all power - That One is God. May you find Him now!
Half measures availed us nothing. We stood at the turning point. We asked His protection and care with complete abandon.
Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a Program of Recovery:
1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care and direction of God as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely willing that God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9 Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Many of us exclaimed, "What an order! I can't go through with it." Do not be discouraged. No one among us has been able to maintain anything like perfect adherence to these principles. We are not saints. The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines. The principles we have set down are guides to progress. We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.
Our description of the alcoholic, the chapter to the agnostic, and our personal adventures before and after, make clear three pertinent ideas:
(a) That we were alcoholic and could not manage our own lives.
(b) That probably no human power could have relieved our alcoholism.
(c) That God could and would if he were sought.
Copyright © 2016 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
The 12 Traditions of Alcoholic Anonymous (or "Why it Works") in the Short Form
In our book AA Comes of Age, Bill W. says: "Our Traditions are a guide to better ways of working and living...they are to group survival and harmony what AA's Twelve Steps are to each member's sobriety and peace of mind."
Additionally, "the group must survive, or the individual will not." - from AA's Tradition One
1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.
2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.
Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
3. The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.
4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.
5. Each group has but one primary purpose — to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
6. An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
7. Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
9. A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
10. Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.
12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.