Our groups, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
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This Tradition talks about Letting Go. It suggests to me to be humble enough to recognize that I am not the only one who can do things and do them the right way. Applying this Tradition brings about trust, sharing and respect for myself and others. This implies that I must delegate and give freedom of action to others, thus letting go of strict rules, too much rigidity and too much organisation. I also cannot force my ideas on others. I can however help and be a source of information, but otherwise I should keep my nose out of their… Read more »
To me, the 9th Tradition is all about “Keep It Simple.”
The first two things I learned from Tradition Nine are: letting go and trust. I had to let go of the idea that I could do it all and develop trust in others. The letting go was not easy as I liked to know what is going on at all time and I also liked that things be done my way. It is in service, that I gradually learned to let go and trust the people and the process. I also learned to trust the people serving with me, as I saw that they had succeeded in places where I… Read more »
Tradition Nine talks about letting go and sharing, among other things. I was always a controller and a perfectionist, which I know today was one way for me to feel safe. Although I showed a lot of bravado, inside I was invaded with fears. Because of that, I rarely shared the responsibilities at hand. I had to be in charge of everything. Of course, trust was at the core of this behavior. I lacked humility, as in many cases, I thought I had all the answers. Acting in such a way cheated me of meeting great people, of the chance… Read more »