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"Tradition One teaches me...that I am safe even if things don't look the way I think they should. Just like there is more than one approach to recovery, there is more than one approach to doing things at work. For today...I need to refrain from focusing on and discussing differences."
- "Principle Focus," January 2015, Taste of Lifeline, Overeaters Anonymous, page 106

The author of the article "Principle Focus" discusses the importance of unity in our recovery as individuals as well as in OA groups. When a conflict or difference of opinion comes up, Tradition One suggests that we give other people's opinions a respectful hearing and express our own opinions honestly without belittling others with whom we disagree. (p. 106) As the OA program applies to all of our affairs, we can be assured that the principle of unity serves us at work, in marriage and relationships, and in recovery rooms.
How do we achieve unity? We "listen with an open heart; share my truth; come to a decision on what's best for all; and commit myself to following the group conscience." (p. 106)
Annually on the last weekend of February
OA intergroups across the world organize events to provide service around the 1st Tradition. 

Central Office of Louisiana thanks the
Wednesday Mandeville Noon Meeting for hosting

No More Masking Our Truth!
Learn How Rigorous Honesty
Can Deepen Your Recovery

For more details, including the Zoom room, visit our website,
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A note about the 7th Tradition: The C.O.LA. Treasurer disperses 30% of the 7th Tradition we receive to OA World Service and 10% to OA Region 8, keeping the remaining 60% for our intergroup. 
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The C.O.LA. Intergroup meetings are held every 3rd Saturday of the month at 9 AM via Zoom. Click here to enter the Zoom meeting room and enter meeting ID 881 377 109 and passcode 12121212. 

Joining by phone? Call 1-929-205-6099 and enter meeting ID 881 377 109 and passcode 12121212. 

Central Office of Louisiana
PO Box 881
Metairie, LA 70004

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