February 2014 Blog Posts (26)

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

For Today --

 

We began to see that the world and its people really dominated us.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 66

 

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Terrific. A bisexual dominant vampire with kidnapping expertise.

 

-- J. R.…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 28, 2014 at 5:05am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

For Today –

 

I'm so tired, I haven't slept a wink

I'm so tired, my mind is on the blink

I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink …..

 

….. I’d give you everything I’ve got for a little peace of mind.

 

-- Lennon/McCartney

 

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We constantly remind…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 27, 2014 at 5:28am — No Comments

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For Today --



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 February 26, 2014 at 5:34am — No Comments

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For Today --



Continue to watch for selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear. 

When these crop up, we ask God at once to remove them. We discuss 

them with someone immediately and make amends quickly if we have 

harmed anyone. Then we resolutely turn our thoughts to someone we 

can help. Love and tolerance of others is our code.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 24, 2014 at 5:38am — No Comments

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For Today – And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone – -- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 84 *********************************************************************** Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having an opinion. -- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg *********************************************************************** Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 23, 2014 at 7:45am — No Comments

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For Today –

 

We realize we know only a little. 

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 164



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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—especially my own life, as It actually…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 22, 2014 at 6:18am — No Comments

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For Today --

 

We are people who normally would not mix. But there exists

among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding

which is indescribably wonderful.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 17

 

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But, you know, I feel more fellowship with…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 21, 2014 at 5:09am — No Comments

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or Today --.

 

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem.

 

One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, "Do you know

what I just heard about your friend?"

 

Hold on a minute," Socrates replied. "Before telling me anything, I'd like you

to pass a little test. It's called the Three Filter…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 20, 2014 at 5:27am — No Comments

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For Today --

 

A sponsor does everything possible, within the limits of personal

experience and knowledge, to help the newcomer get sober and

stay sober through the A.A. program:

 

-- Questions and Answers on Sponsorship, AA Pamphlet…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 19, 2014 at 5:39am — No Comments

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For Today --

 

 

Following a gossip binge, we can well ask ourselves these questions:

"Why did we say what we did?"  Were we only trying to be helpful and

informative?  Or were we not trying to feel superior by confessing the

other fellow's sins?  Or, because of fear and dislike, were we not really

aiming to damage…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 18, 2014 at 5:26am — No Comments

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For Today --

 

The sponsors of those who feel they need no inventory are confronted

with quite another problem. This is because people who are driven by

pride of self unconsciously blind themselves to their liabilities. These

newcomers scarcely need comforting. The problem is to help them

discover a chink in the walls their ego has built, through which the

light of reason can…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 17, 2014 at 5:42am — No Comments

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For Today –

 

So it is necessary for all of us to accept whatever positive gifts 

we receive with a deep humility, always bearing in mind that 

our negative attitudes were first necessary as a means of 

reducing us to such a state that we would be ready for a 

gift of the positive ones via the conversion experience. 



-- As Bill Sees…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 16, 2014 at 5:57am — No Comments

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For Today –

 

Alcoholics sometimes have emergencies; 

Alcoholics Anonymous does not.

 

-- unknown



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We have turned from You and from each 

other to go our selfish ways. Forgive us; 

We are confused in our counsels.

 

-- Sacred…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 15, 2014 at 5:35am — No Comments

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For Today –

 

How as a movement shall we maintain our humility—and so our unity—in the

face of what the world calls a great triumph? Perhaps we not look far afield

for an answer. We need only adapt and apply to our group life those principles

upon which each of us has founded his own recovery. If humility can expel the

obsession to drink alcohol, then surely humility can be our antidote…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 14, 2014 at 5:31am — No Comments

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For Today --



What sort of thinking dominates an alcoholic who repeats 

time after time the desperate experiment of the first drink? 

Friends who have reasoned with him after a spree which 

has brought him to the point of divorce or bankruptcy are 

mystified when he walks directly into a saloon. 

Why does he? Of what is he thinking?



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 13, 2014 at 6:03am — No Comments

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For Today --

 

Beginning with Step Four, we commenced to search out the things

 in ourselves which had brought us to physical, moral, and spiritual

bankruptcy.  We made a searching and fearless moral inventory.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 12, 2014 at 5:37am — No Comments

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For Today --

 

We have indulged in spiritual intoxication.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 128

 

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Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often

only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 11, 2014 at 5:38am — No Comments

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I’m back!!!!

 

For Today --

 

We shouldn't be shy on this matter of prayer. Better men than we are using it

constantly. It works, if we have the proper attitude and work at it.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 85,…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 10, 2014 at 6:21am — No Comments

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For Today –

 

We began to see that the world and its people really 

dominated us. In that state, the wrong-doing of others, 

fancied or real, had power to actually kill. 

How could we escape?



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 66



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To become the spectator…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 9, 2014 at 6:20am — No Comments

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For Today –

 

Now I was to plunge into the dark, joining that endless 

procession of sots who had gone on before. 



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, BILL’S STORY, page 8

 

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It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.    

 

-- Chinese…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 8, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

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