February 2015 Blog Posts (23)

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Our true home is in the present moment. To live in the present moment

is a miracle. The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk

on this green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and

beauty that are available now. Peace is all around us, in the world and

in nature and within us, in our bodies and our spirits. Once we…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 28, 2015 at 5:22am — No Comments

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After they have succumbed to the desire again, as so many do, and the phenomenon of craving develops, they pass through the well-known stages of a spree, emerging remorseful, with a firm resolution not to drink again. This is repeated over and over, and unless this person can experience an entire psychic change there is very little hope of his recovery.

-- THE DOCTOR'S OPINION, Alcoholics…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 27, 2015 at 6:06am — No Comments

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If you truly wish to recover from the disease of alcoholism, we urge you to actually read the Big Book from beginning to end. In fact, we urge you to read it right away. If you havent read any of the Big Book yet, please put down our book now and start in on the Big Book immediately.

-- A Program for You, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 26, 2015 at 5:04am — No Comments

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After satisfying yourself that your man wants to recover and that he will go to any extreme to do so, you may suggest a definite course of action.

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 142

 

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If I'd gotten the job I wanted at Montgomery Ward, I suppose I would never have…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 25, 2015 at 5:54am — No Comments

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A sensation appears, and liking or disliking begins. This fleeting moment, if 

we are unaware of it, is repeated and intensified into craving and aversion, 

becoming a strong emotion that eventually overpowers the conscious mind. 

We become caught up in the emotion, and all our better judgment is swept 

aside. The result is that we find ourselves engaged in unwholesome…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 23, 2015 at 6:14am — No Comments

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Sometimes we need to place love ahead of indiscriminate `factual honesty'.

We cannot, under the guise of `perfect honesty', cruelly and unnecessarily

hurt others. Always one must ask, “What is the best and most loving thing I

can do?”

 

-- As Bill Sees It, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 22, 2015 at 6:06am — No Comments

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The Twelve Traditions are to the group what the Steps are to the individual.

The traditions help keep the program of recovery alive and successful.

They support and maintain the balance and integrity of our individual

and collective program of recovery.

 

-- Traditions Group Inventory, Cocaine…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 20, 2015 at 5:42am — No Comments

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Humility, as a word and as an ideal, has a very bad time of it in our world. Not only is the idea misunderstood; the word itself is often intensely disliked. Many people haven’t even a nodding acquaintance with humility as a way of life. Much of the everyday talk we hear, and a great deal of what we read, highlights man’s pride in his own achievements.

-- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 19, 2015 at 6:25am — No Comments

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For some the search begins with a simple maybe, a willingness to act as if, where for others it resides in AA meetings, in ‘the gift of the art of listening’. Whether the Fellowship is seen as ‘the eye of the hurricane‘ or a new home where ‘shared darkness has become shared light’, here in AA we are able to accomplish together what we can’t do on our own.

-- Spiritual…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 17, 2015 at 5:03am — No Comments

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From: Bill Cleveland [mailto:billc@kitchentableaa.com

Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2015 4:14 PM

To: Bill Cleveland

Subject: This Book

 

 

Thus we grow. And so can you, though you be but one man with this book in…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 16, 2015 at 6:07am — No Comments

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My mother spoke spirituality. Her tribe did not believe that we owned anything; if she liked something she would give it away, as she would say that it was trying to ‘own’ her. She encouraged me to watch and learn from the animals to see how they used different skills to solve problems and to study the ways of the universe and of the great Spirit who would teach me if I would listen.

-- Anonymous, Spiritual…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 15, 2015 at 6:45am — No Comments

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Along the way come the questions: What is a Higher Power? Where do I look for one? Who or What is God, if there is a God? As is the case with so much in AA, the answers vary with our experiences, and so concepts of a Higher Power range from ‘an infinity of kindness’ to the ‘Spirit of Love’ from the ‘still small voice’ inside to a ‘sensitivity for the Universal’ from ‘Deeper Power’ to ‘God, the verb’.

--- Spiritual Awakenings, search for…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 13, 2015 at 5:18am — No Comments

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But the actual or potential alcoholic, with hardly an exception, will be absolutely unable to stop drinking on the basis of self-knowledge. This is a point we wish to emphasize and re-emphasize, to smash home upon our alcoholic readers as it has been revealed to us out of bitter experience.

-- Alcoholic Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 12, 2015 at 5:34am — No Comments

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Implicit throughout A.A.'s Traditions is the confession that our

Fellowship has its sins. We admit that we have character defects as a

society and that these defects threaten us continually. Our Traditions

are a guide to better ways of working and living, and they are to group

survival and harmony what A.A.'s Twelve Steps are to each member's

sobriety and…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 10, 2015 at 5:18am — No Comments

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So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making. They arise out of ourselves, and the alcoholic is an extreme example of self-will run riot, though he usually doesn’t think so. Above everything, we alcoholics must be rid of this selfishness. We must, or it kills us!

-- Alcoholic Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 9, 2015 at 5:06am — No Comments

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that

we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that

most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,

talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?



You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 8, 2015 at 7:14am — No Comments

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To those who wish to secede from A.A. altogether, we extent a cheerful

invitation to do just that. If they can do better by other means, we are glad.

 

-- Twelve Concepts for World Service

 

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It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 7, 2015 at 6:56am — No Comments

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The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death.

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 30

 

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Alcoholic: Someone who…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 6, 2015 at 6:05am — 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, Step Eleven

 

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The word, which is often, translated simply as prayer means…

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Added by mike Callahan on February 5, 2015 at 5:23am — No Comments

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All of us, without exception, pass through times when we can pray only with the greatest exertion of will. Occasionally we go even further than this. We are seized with a rebellion so sickening that we simply won’t pray. When these things happen we should not think too ill of ourselves.  We should simply resume prayer as soon as we can, doing what we know to be good for us.

 -- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Page…

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