January 2011 Blog Posts (15)

Recovery Quotes

For Today --

 

Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be 

reached by the caravan of thinking.

 

-- Kahlil Gibran



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In this respect alcohol was a great persuader. 

It finally beat us into a state of reasonableness.



-- Alcoholics…
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Added by mike Callahan on January 31, 2011 at 6:33am — No Comments

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For a brief moment, I had needed and wanted God. There

had been a humble willingness to have Him with me - and

He came. But soon the sense of His presence had been

blotted out by worldly clamors, mostly those within myself.



-- Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 12, 13

 

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When I walk the fields, I am oppressed now and then with an

innate… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on January 30, 2011 at 7:10am — No Comments

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"Yes, respecting alcohol, I guess I have to be dependent upon A.A., 

but in all other matters I must still maintain my independence. 

Nothing is going to turn me into a nonentity. If I keep on turning my 

life and my will over to the care of Something or Somebody else, 

what will become of me? I'll look like the hole in the doughnut." 

This, of course, is the process by which instinct and logic always 

seek to…
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Added by mike Callahan on January 29, 2011 at 6:36am — No Comments

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Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 63

 

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If you could get rid of yourself just once, the secret of secrets 

would open to you. The face of the unknown, hidden beyond 

the universe would appear on the mirror of your…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 28, 2011 at 7:14am — No Comments

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We asked ourselves this: Are not some of us just as biased 

and unreasonable about the realm of the spirit as were the 

ancients about the realm of the material? 



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 51

 

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The most important scientific revolutions all include,…
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Added by mike Callahan on January 26, 2011 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today –

 

They had seen miracles, and one was to come to them. They had 

visioned the Great Reality - their loving and All Powerful Creator.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 161

 

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Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. 

Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks…
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Added by mike Callahan on January 25, 2011 at 6:03am — No Comments

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Most alcoholics owe money. We do not dodge our creditors. Telling 

them what we are trying to do, we make no bones about our drinking; 

they usually know it anyway, whether we think so or not. Nor are we 

afraid of disclosing our alcoholism on the theory it may cause financial 

harm. Approached in this way, the most ruthless creditor will some-

times surprise us. Arranging the best deal we can we let these…
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Added by mike Callahan on January 24, 2011 at 6:17am — No Comments

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How could there be so much of precise and immutable law, and no 

intelligence? I simply had to believe in a Spirit of the Universe, who 

knew neither time nor limitation. But that was as far as I had gone.

 

-- Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 10

 

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Live a good life.…
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Added by mike Callahan on January 23, 2011 at 7:24am — No Comments

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Betwixt me and Thee there lingers an "it is I" that torments me.

Ah, of Thy grace, take this "I" from between us!

I am He whom I love, and He whom I love is I,

We are two spirits dwelling in one body.

If thou seest Him, thou seest us both.



-- From Primitives to Zen



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The enormous breakthrough is that when you honor and accept

the divine image within… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on January 22, 2011 at 9:20am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

Betwixt me and Thee there lingers an "it is I" that torments me.

Ah, of Thy grace, take this "I" from between us!

I am He whom I love, and He whom I love is I,

We are two spirits dwelling in one body.

If thou seest Him, thou seest us both.



-- From Primitives to Zen



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The enormous breakthrough is that when you honor and accept

the divine image within… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on January 22, 2011 at 9:20am — No Comments

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Will today’s nearby advantages boomerang into large liabilities 

for tomorrow? The temptation will almost always be to seize the 

nearby benefits and quite forget about the harmful precedents 

or consequences that we may be setting in motion.  

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, Concept… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on January 21, 2011 at 6:38am — No Comments

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To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.





-- Bernadette Devlin



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We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. 

 

Alcoholics Anonymous, page… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on January 20, 2011 at 7:03am — No Comments

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Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we 

know only a little. God will constantly disclose more to 

you and to us. Ask Him in your morning meditation what

 you can do each day for the man who is still sick. The 

answers will come, if your own house is in order. But 

obviously you cannot transmit something you haven't 

got. See to it that your relationship with Him is right, 

and great events…
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Added by mike Callahan on January 19, 2011 at 7:09am — No Comments

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We admitted we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives 

had become unmanageable. 

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 59

 

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We’ve been trained to believe that in order to change, we 

need to first feel bad about it. That if we’re accepting and 

loving of that particular quality,…
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Added by mike Callahan on January 18, 2011 at 6:18am — No Comments

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If temperamentally we are on the depressive side, we are apt to be 

swamped with guilt and self-loathing. We wallow in this messy bog, 

often getting a misshapen and painful pleasure out of it. As we 

morbidly pursue this melancholy activity, we may sink to such a 

point of despair that nothing but oblivion looks possible as a solution. 

Here, of course, we have lost all perspective, and therefore all 

genuine…
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Added by mike Callahan on January 17, 2011 at 7:25am — No Comments

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