February 2012 Blog Posts (24)

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. . . . for we had assumed we could not make use of spiritual principles unless

we accepted many things on faith which seemed difficult to believe. When

people presented us with spiritual approaches, how frequently did we all say,

"I wish I had what that man has. I'm sure it would work if I could only believe

as he believes. But I cannot accept as surely true the many articles of…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 29, 2012 at 6:56am — No Comments

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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, 61

 

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From the beginning of the…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 27, 2012 at 6:25am — No Comments

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Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and then sustain it.

 

-- Warren Bennis

 

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Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us.

It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing, and this will in…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 24, 2012 at 6:55am — No Comments

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They only thought they had lost their egoism and fear;

they only thought they had humbled themselves.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 73

 

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Misdirection is the key element. We can create a space

where we give them something to look at…

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

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If he thinks he can do the job in some other way, or prefers

some other spiritual approach, encourage him to follow his

own conscience.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 95

 

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I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion,

in…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 22, 2012 at 6:24am — No Comments

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As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and

ask for the right thought or action. We constantly remind ourselves

we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves

many times each day "Thy will be done."

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 86,…

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

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This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics!

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 89

 

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This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by

yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 20, 2012 at 7:49am — No Comments

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You will learn the full meaning of "Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 153

 

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Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually, it is a state of awareness,

a way of being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 19, 2012 at 7:44am — No Comments

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If we would gain any real advantage in the use of Step Six on 

problems other than alcohol, we shall need to make a brand 

new venture into open-mindedness. We shall need to raise our 

eyes toward perfection, and be ready to walk in that direction. 

It will seldom matter how haltingly we walk. The only question 

will be "Are we ready?"

               

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 18, 2012 at 7:39am — No Comments

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These men had found something brand new in life. Though they

knew they must help other alcoholics if they would remain sober,

that motive became secondary. It was transcended by the

happiness they found in giving themselves for others. They

shared their homes, their slender resources, and gladly

devoted their spare hours to…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 17, 2012 at 7:13am — No Comments

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Childhood memories rose before me.

 

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

 

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There is within every soul a thirst for happiness and meaning.

 

-- Thomas…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 16, 2012 at 6:41am — No Comments

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The most effective sponsors recognize that alcoholics who join A.A. must

eventually stand on their own feet and make their own decisions - and

that there is a difference between helping people to their feet and

insisting on holding them up thereafter.

 

-- Questions and Answers on Sponsorship, AA pamphlet…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 15, 2012 at 6:32am — 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. But just underneath there is deadly earnestness. Faith has to work twenty-four hours a day in and through us, or we perish. 

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

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Added by mike Callahan on February 14, 2012 at 6:26am — No Comments

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We usually conclude the period of meditation with a prayer that 

we be shown all through the day what our next step is to be, that 

we be given whatever we need to take care of such problems.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 87

 

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The pious men of ancient…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 13, 2012 at 6:36am — No Comments

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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. For the alcoholic, A.A. offers the directions. 



-- SLIPS AND HUMAN NATURE, William Duncan Silkworth,…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 12, 2012 at 7:04am — No Comments

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

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page83

 

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one through ten 

rank this moment 

against itself

 

-- Benjamin…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 10, 2012 at 6:55am — No Comments

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Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps,

we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice

these principles in all our affairs.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 60

 

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A principle is theexpression of perfection, and as…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 9, 2012 at 6:03am — No Comments

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Be still, and know that I am God.

 

-- Psalm 46:10

 

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We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 83,…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 8, 2012 at 6:37am — 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 February 7, 2012 at 6:19am — 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 February 6, 2012 at 6:41am — No Comments

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