February 2013 Blog Posts (25)

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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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.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 28, 2013 at 5:44am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path.

Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely

give themselves to this simple program . . . .  .

. . .  . If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to

any length to get it-then you are ready to take certain steps.

Some of us have tried to hold on to…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 27, 2013 at 7:18am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives to his life by

the unfolding of his powers.

 

-- Eirch Fromm

 

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Were we kind and loving toward all? What could we have done better?

Were we thinking of ourselves most of…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 26, 2013 at 10:23am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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Time after time, this apparent calamity has been a boon to us, 

for it opened up a path which led to the discovery of God.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 116

 

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Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the 

linguistic tradition into which he has been born -…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 25, 2013 at 8:18am — No Comments

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Here we ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision. 

We relax and take it easy. We don't struggle. We are often surprised 

how the right answers come after we have tried this for a while. 

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 13

 

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Surrender is the last…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 24, 2013 at 8:03am — No Comments

12 Stepology

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I wonder if any of them can tell from just looking at me that all I am is the

sum total of my pain, a raw woundedness so extreme that it might be

terminal. It might be terminal velocity, the speed of the sound of a

girl falling down to a place from where she can't be retrieved.

What if I am stuck down here for good?



-- Elizabeth Wurtzel



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Added by mike Callahan on February 23, 2013 at 6:39am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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When the people do not fear worldly power

            a greater power will arrive

Don’t limit the view of yourself

Don’t despise the conditions of your birth

Don’t resist the natural course of your life

            In this way you will never weary of this world

 

The Sage knows himself, but not as himself

            he loves…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 22, 2013 at 7:37am — No Comments

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Keep coming back!

 

-- 12 Step slogan

 

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This tired life is the flood of age,

With a full cup began this outrage.

Wake up, and see the carrier of time

Slowly carries you along life’s passage.

 

-- Hafiz-e…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 21, 2013 at 6:36am — No Comments

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That basic ingredient of all humility, a desire to seek and

do God's will, was missing.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 72

 

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The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook. 





-- William…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 20, 2013 at 5:40am — No Comments

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Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober;

unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be

happy. I need to concen­trate not so much on what needs

to be changed in the world as on what needs to be

changed in me and in my attitudes.

 

-- Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 449…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 19, 2013 at 6:44am — No Comments

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When we retire at night, we constructively review our day.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 86

 

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Summe up at night what thou hast done by day;

  And in the morning what thou hast to do.

    Dresse and undresse thy soul; mark the decay

      And growth of it; if, with thy watch,…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 18, 2013 at 6:42am — No Comments

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Then, one day in A.A., I was told that I had the lenses in my glasses 

backwards; “the courage to change” in the Serenity Prayer meant, 

not that I should change my marriage, but rather that I should 

change myself and learn to accept my spouse as she was. A.A. has 

given me a new pair of glasses. 

 

-- Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 451 (3rd Ed.)

-- Acceptance…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 17, 2013 at 7:06am — No Comments

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. . . . . no human power could have relieved our alcoholism. 

(c) That God could and would if He were sought.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 60

 

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The truth is, there's nothing to find. But to reach such an understanding

you need a teacher and you need…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 16, 2013 at 7:08am — No Comments

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We earnestly pray for the right ideal, for guidance in each questionable

situation, for sanity, and for the strength to do the right thing. If sex is

very troublesome, we throw ourselves the harder into helping others.

We think of their needs and work for them. This takes us out of ourselves.

It quiets the imperious urge, when to yield would mean…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 14, 2013 at 5:40am — No Comments

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This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds.

To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance.

A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky,

Rushing by like a torrent down a steep mountain.

 

--…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 13, 2013 at 6:21am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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How quickly nature falls into revolt

When gold becomes her object!

For this the foolish over-careful fathers

Have broke their sleep with thoughts, their brains with care,

Their bones with industry.

 

-- William Shakespeare

 

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Most conventions,…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 12, 2013 at 7:29am — 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…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 11, 2013 at 5:56am — No Comments

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But be ye not called Rabbi: for one is your master,

even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

 

-- Matthew 23:8

 

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As an insurance against "big-shot-ism" we can often 

check ourselves by remembering that we are today 

sober only by…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 8, 2013 at 6:28am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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What provokes your risibility, Sir? Have I said anything that you

understand? Then I ask pardon of the rest of the company.

 

-- Samuel Johnson

 

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There is nothing in which people more betray their character

than in what they laugh…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 7, 2013 at 5:46am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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Such gross misbehavior is not by any means a full catalogue

of the harms we do. Let us think of some of the subtler

ones which can sometimes be quite as damaging.

 

-- -- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 81

 

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Highly satisfactory as it is to…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 6, 2013 at 6:35am — No Comments

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