January 2014 Blog Posts (30)

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In our personal stories you will find a wide variation in the way each teller approaches

and conceives of the Power which is greater than himself. Whether we agree with a

particular approach or conception seems to make little difference. Experience has

taught us that these are matters about which, for our purpose, we need not be

worried. They are questions for each…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 31, 2014 at 5:42am — No Comments

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We think each family which has been relieved owes something to those who

have not, and when the occasion requires, each member of it should be only

too willing to bring former mistakes, no matter how grievous, out of their

hiding places. Showing others who suffer how we were given help is the

very thing which makes life seem so worth while to us…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 30, 2014 at 5:23am — No Comments

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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.

 

-- Alcoholics…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 29, 2014 at 5:39am — No Comments

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There are those who predict that A.A. may well become a new spearhead

for a spiritual awakening throughout the world. When our friends say these

things, they are both generous and sincere. But we of A.A. must reflect

that such a tribute and such a prophecy could well prove to be a heady

drink for most of us -- that is, if we really came to believe this to be the…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 28, 2014 at 5:12am — No Comments

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He fools himself. Inwardly he would give anything to take half

a dozen drinks and get away with them. He will presently try

the old game again, for he isn't happy about his sobriety.

He cannot picture life without alcohol.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 27, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments

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Being still inexperienced and having just made conscious contact with God, 

it is not probable that we are going to be inspired at all times. We might pay 

for this presumption in all sorts of absurd actions and ideas. Nevertheless, 

we find that our thinking will, as time passes, be more and more on the 

plane of inspiration. We come to rely upon it.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 26, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

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Some of us have tried to hold on to our old ideas and

the result was nil until we let go absolutely.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 58

 

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The fact is . . . security can only be achieved through

constant change, through discarding old ideas…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 25, 2014 at 5:52am — No Comments

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In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have

already ceased striving for the truth, and have

begun striving for ourselves.



-- Buddha

 

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We asked ourselves why we were angry.

In most cases it was found that our…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 24, 2014 at 5:24am — No Comments

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If he does not want to stop drinking, don't waste time

trying to persuade him.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 90

 

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Don’t you have dragons to fight so that you can start

saving girls who don’t need…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 23, 2014 at 5:28am — No Comments

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Show him the mental twist which leads to the first drink of a 

spree. We suggest you do this as we have done it in the chapter 

on alcoholism. If he is alcoholic, he will understand you at once. 

He will match your mental inconsistencies with some of his own.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 22, 2014 at 5:31am — No Comments

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Looking back, we see that our freedom to choose badly was not, after

all, a very real freedom.

When we chose because we "must", this was not a free choice, either.

But it got us started in the right direction.

When we chose because we "ought to", we were really doing better.

This time we were earning some freedom, making ourselves ready…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 21, 2014 at 5:49am — No Comments

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Since the home has suffered more than anything else, it is well 

that a man exert himself there. He is not likely to get far in any 

direction if he fails to show unselfishness and love under his 

own roof. We know there are difficult wives and families, but 

the man who is  getting over alcoholism must remember he 

did much to make them so.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 20, 2014 at 6:07am — No Comments

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One of the sad realities of life is that we're awash in disorder that we can't fix. 

All around us, the world seethes and festers with ailments and injustices that

are beyond our control.  We can react by becoming angry or by making quixotic

efforts to solve some of these problems. Our best course, however, is to apply

our Twelve Step program to life in this world. The Serenity Prayer…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 19, 2014 at 6:47am — No Comments

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Look to see, now, what it is you wish to experience-in your own life, and

in the world. Then see if there is another for whom you may be the source

of that. If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another. If you

wish to know that you are safe, cause another to know that they are safe.

If you wish to better understand seemingly incomprehensible things, help

another to better…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 18, 2014 at 5:35am — 1 Comment

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No words can tell of the loneliness and despair I found in that bitter

morass of self-pity. Quicksand stretched around me in all directions.

I had met my match. I had been overwhelmed.  Alcohol was my master.

 

-- Bill's Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 17, 2014 at 5:38am — No Comments

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A.A. is more than a set of principles; it is a society of alcoholics

in action. We must carry the message, else we ourselves can

wither and those who haven't been given the truth may die.

 

--  Service Manual, Page…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 16, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

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When to the sessions of sweet silent thought 

I summon up remembrance of things past,

I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,

And with old woes new wail my dear times' waste:

Then can I drown an eye, unus'd to flow, 

For precious friends hid in death's dateless night,

And weep afresh love's long since cancell'd woe,

And moan the expense of many a vanish'd sight:

Then can I grieve at grievances…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 15, 2014 at 6:19am — No Comments

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It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I 

can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the more 

affection I have for them…. Solitude and silence teach me 

to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say.



-- Thomas…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 14, 2014 at 7:49am — No Comments

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Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity

from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other

activities fail. This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other

alcoholics! You can help when no one else can. You can secure their

confidence when others fail. Remember they are very ill.



 --…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 13, 2014 at 5:41am — No Comments

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Actually, he may be helping you more than you are helping him.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 94

 

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But here was someone who did understand, or at least could. This stranger 

from New York didn’t ask questions and didn’t preach; he offered no “you 

must’s” or…

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Added by mike Callahan on January 12, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments

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