January 2012 Blog Posts (30)

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps to Recovery

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We were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn't control our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery and depression, we couldn't make a living, we had a feeling of uselessness, we were full of fear, we were unhappy, we couldn't seem to be of real help to other people - 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 31, 2012 at 6:24am — No Comments

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Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God 

as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power 

to carry that out.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 59

 

But this is not all. There is action and more action. "Faith without works is dead." 

The next chapter is…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 30, 2012 at 7:16am — No Comments

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We commenced to make many fast friends and a fellowship has grown

up among us of which it is a wonderful thing to feel a part.

 

-- BILL’S STORY, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 15

 

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The second tenant (of fellowship) is candor. We often think that what

makes fellowship is a warm feeling of personal affinity; but we come

to learn that this may… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on January 29, 2012 at 8:24am — No Comments

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It's been my experience that we are all on the path. Some are little 

further down the road than others, but we are all on it. If I pick what 

I will or won't participate in I will never grow much because I will make 

sure I am not uncomfortable, therefore I won't grow through anything. 

Maybe I need to feel superior so I can experience the pain of being self-

righteous and correct.  

Maybe I need to be on the…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 28, 2012 at 6:19am — No Comments

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Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength. 

-- Aldous Huxley 

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There is a…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 27, 2012 at 6:15am — No Comments

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A pile of wisdom and experience is packed into the Twelve Steps. I have even compared 

the inspired forty minutes during which those steps were given to the Founder, to the Ten 

Tables of Law that were given to Moses on Mt. Sinai.  Many skeptical folk are inclined to say,

"Oh, this is a gathering of previous experience; it didn't come all at once like that."  I have 

no doubt about the previous…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 26, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

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What makes an A.A. convention click for its participants? It’s probably not style or form that matters so much as the spirit and feeling behind it. As one member puts it, the best A.A. convention is “just a darned good A.A. meeting blown up big.” Just watch enthusiastic members at any A.A. convention and you’ll get what he means. The atmosphere alone is worth the trip. Here you’ll find fellowship, laughter, warmth, and understanding —”heaped up, pressed…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 25, 2012 at 6:35am — No Comments

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Though we did not like their symptoms and the way these disturbed us, they, like ourselves, were sick too. We asked God to help us show them the same tolerance, pity, and patience that we would cheerfully grant a sick friend. When a person offended we said to ourselves, "This is a sick man. How can I be helpful to him? God save me from being angry. Thy will be done." 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 24, 2012 at 6:43am — No Comments

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How can they rise out of such misery, bad repute and hopelessness? The practical answer is that since these things have happened among us, they can happen with you. Should you wish them above all else, and be willing to make use of our experience, we are sure they will come. 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 23, 2012 at 6:43am — No Comments

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We alcoholics are undisciplined. So we let God discipline us in the simple way we have just outlined. 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 88 

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We are aware that we are at war, and the war in our minds requires discipline. Not the discipline of a soldier, but the discipline of a warrior. 

-- The Four…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 22, 2012 at 6:42am — No Comments

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While the name “Cocaine Anonymous” may sound drug-specific, we wish to assure you that our program is not. Many of our members did a lot of cocaine; others used only a little, and some never even tried coke. We have members who drank only on occasion, those who casually referred to themselves as drunks, and others who were full-blown alcoholics. Lots of us used a wide variety of mind-altering substances. Whether we focused on…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 21, 2012 at 7:14am — No Comments

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What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God's will into all of our activities.

"How can I best serve Thee - Thy will (not mine) be done."

These are thoughts which must go with us constantly. 

-- Alcoholics…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 20, 2012 at 6:34am — No Comments

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Still goaded by sheer necessity, we reluctantly come to grips with those serious character flaws that made problem drinkers of us in the first place, flaws which must be dealt with to prevent a retreat into alcoholism once again. 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 73

 

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In the end, all self-oriented motivations fall short. Self-centeredness…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 19, 2012 at 7:25am — No Comments

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For it is by self-forgetting that one finds. It is by forgiving that one is forgiven. It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life. 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 99 

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Man is a thinking reed but his great works are done when he is not calculating and thinking. “Childlikeness” has to be restored…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 18, 2012 at 6:45am — No Comments

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They are restless, irritable and discontented, unless they can again experience the sense of ease and comfort which comes at once by taking a few drinks—drinks which they see others taking with impunity. After they have succumbed to the desire again, as so many do, and the phenomenon of craving develops, they pass through the well-known stages of a spree, emerging remorseful, with a firm resolution not to drink again. This is…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 17, 2012 at 5:58am — No Comments

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I was to sit quietly when in doubt, asking only for direction and strength to meet my problems as He would have me. 

--Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 13

 

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The universe is like a bellows 

            It stays empty yet is never…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 16, 2012 at 7:15am — No Comments

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There is no reason to charge the slip to alcoholic behavior or a second heart attack to cardiac behavior. The alcoholic slip is not a symptom of a psychotic condition. There's nothing screwy about it at all. The patient simply didn't follow directions. 

-- Slips And Human Nature, William Duncan Silkworth, M.D.

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An alcoholic is…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 15, 2012 at 7:21am — No Comments

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We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day "Thy will be done." We are then in much less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry, self-pity, or foolish decisions. 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 87, 88

 

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“What does it mean that…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 14, 2012 at 6:37am — No Comments

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If not members of religious bodies, we sometimes select and memorize a few set prayers which emphasize the principles we have been discussing. There are many helpful books also. Suggestions about these may be obtained from one's priest, minister, or rabbi. Be quick to see where religious people are right. Make use of what they offer. 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 13, 2012 at 6:46am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps to Recovery

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When a person offended we said to ourselves, "This is a sick man. How can I be helpful to him? God save me from being angry. Thy will be done." 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 67

 

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Don’t take your life too personally. 

-- Bill…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 12, 2012 at 7:07am — No Comments

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