February 2011 Blog Posts (37)

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Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

 

-- Khalil Gibran



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Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find 

all the barriers within yourself that you have built against…
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Added by mike Callahan on February 28, 2011 at 6:07am — No Comments

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Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
Buddha
 MC

Added by mike Callahan on February 27, 2011 at 8:10am — No Comments

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Judging from what I had seen in Europe and since, 

the power of God in human affairs was negligible, 

the Brotherhood of Man a grim jest.



-- Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 11

 

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Our great mother does not take sides Jack. 

She protects the balance of…
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Added by mike Callahan on February 27, 2011 at 7:45am — No Comments

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We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.
 
-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 83
 
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One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life;
that word is love.

-- Sophocles
 
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The more we give love, the greater our capacity to do so.

-- David R. Hawkins
 MC

Added by mike Callahan on February 26, 2011 at 6:59am — No Comments

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We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 83



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Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to 

recognize how good things really are. 





-- Marianne…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 25, 2011 at 6:26am — No Comments

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It belongs to every large nature, when it is not under the immediate 

power of some strong unquestioning emotion, to suspect itself, and 

doubt the truth of its own impressions, conscious of possibilities 

beyond its own horizon.



-- Mary Ann Evans Cross

 

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Added by mike Callahan on February 24, 2011 at 6:21am — No Comments

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Each person is like an actor who wants to run the whole show; 

is forever trying to arrange the lights, the ballet, the scenery 

and the rest of the players in his own way. If his arrangements 

would only stay put, if only people would do as he wished, the 

show would be great. Everybody, including himself, would be 

pleased. Life would be wonderful.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 60,… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on February 23, 2011 at 8:39am — No Comments

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And if I don’t know what’s good for me, then I don’t know what's good or bad for you 

or for anyone. So I’m better off if I don’t give advice, don’t figure I know what’s best, 

and just accept life on life’s terms, as It is today—

 

-- Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict, Alcoholics Anonymous, Page 449 (3rd Ed.)

-- Acceptance Was The Answer, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 417(4th Ed.)…
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Added by mike Callahan on February 22, 2011 at 6:39am — 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 will come…
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Added by mike Callahan on February 21, 2011 at 7:07am — No Comments

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I was not too well at the time, and was plagued by waves of 

self-pity and resentment. This sometimes nearly drove me 

back to drink, but I soon found that when all other measures 

failed, work with another alcoholic would save the day.



-- Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, page…
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Added by mike Callahan on February 20, 2011 at 7:46am — No Comments

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Then perhaps life, as it has a way of doing, suddenly hands us a 

great big lump that we can't begin to swallow, let alone digest. 



-- Twelve Steps And twelve Traditions, page 112

 

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There remains the final reflection, how shallow, puny, and 

imperfect are efforts to sound the…
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Added by mike Callahan on February 19, 2011 at 6:27am — No Comments

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All men are tempted.  There is no man that lives that can't be 

broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the 

right spot.



-- Henry Ward Beecher



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Our first job is to sidestep the traps. When we are tempted by 

the bait, we should train ourselves to step back and think. For 

we can neither think nor act to good purpose until…
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Added by mike Callahan on February 18, 2011 at 6:33am — No Comments

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There is, however a vast amount of fun about it all. I suppose 

some would be shocked at our seeming worldliness and levity. 



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 16

 

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My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in 

the world.

 

--…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 17, 2011 at 6:32am — No Comments

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As we've been talking, five short words have been running through my mind.

Something keeps repeating to me,

'What would the Master do?'

Not another word was said.

What more indeed could be said?



-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 142

 



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Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.  Do not… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on February 16, 2011 at 7:07am — No Comments

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Whoa, you like to think that you’re immune to the stuff, oh Yeah

it’s closer to the truth to say you can’t get enough,

you know you’re gonna have to face it, you’re addicted to love

you see the signs, but you can’t read

you’re running at a different speed

 

-- Robert… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on February 15, 2011 at 6:36am — No Comments

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In later life he finds that real happiness is not to be found in just 

trying to be a number one man, or even a first-rater in the heart-

breaking struggle for money, romance, or self-importance. He 

learns that he can be content as long as he plays well whatever 

cards life deals him. He's still ambitious, but not absurdly so, 

because he can now see and accept actual reality. He's willing 

to stay right…
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Added by mike Callahan on February 14, 2011 at 6:09am — No Comments

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Now, what about the rest of the Twelfth Step?  The wonderful energy it 

releases and the eager action by which it carries our message to the next 

suffering alcoholic and which finally translates the Twelve Steps into action 

upon all our affairs is the payoff, the magnificent reality, of Alcoholics Anonymous.



-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page…
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Added by mike Callahan on February 13, 2011 at 6:38am — No Comments

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Yet you must not expect too much. His ways of thinking and doing 

are the habits of years. Patience, tolerance, understanding and 

love are the watchwords. Show him these things in yourself and 

they will be reflected back to you from him. 

Live and let live is the rule.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…
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Added by mike Callahan on February 12, 2011 at 6:18am — No Comments

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We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 83

 

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Serena treats the past the way flies treat a windowpane: she runs up

and down it, bangs her head against it and wears herself out trying to

reach the light, without noticing that the light and the glass are two

separate things.



--… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on February 11, 2011 at 11:05am — No Comments

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But we must be careful not to drift into worry, remorse or morbid 

reflection, for that would diminish our usefulness to others.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 86

 

 

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How did it get so late so soon?

It’s night before it’s afternoon.

December is here before it’s…
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Added by mike Callahan on February 10, 2011 at 6:42am — No Comments

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