March 2011 Blog Posts (34)

Recovery Quotes

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, 87



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When examining the subconscious vast storage of complicated

belief… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on March 31, 2011 at 7:32am — No Comments

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To be doomed to an alcoholic death or to live on a spiritual

basis are not always easy alternatives to face.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 44

 

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It’s like we’re on a quiz show and they bring us up and say

“ We have two doors and you have to choose one.  You

ready? Die an alcoholic death or live on a spiritual basis.”

“Oh man! ... Whoa! ... That’s it?… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on March 30, 2011 at 7:32am — No Comments

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Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum

service to God and the people about us.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 77



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We always keep God waiting while we admit more

importunate suitors.



-- Malcolm de Chazal



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Nature teaches beasts to know their… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on March 29, 2011 at 6:54am — No Comments

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For Today --

 

They suggested that I study the A.A. book and try to take the 12 Steps

according to the explanation in the book, for it was their opinion that

the application of these principles in our daily lives will get us sober 

and keep us sober. I believe this, and I believe too that it is equally

impossible to practice these principles to the best of our ability, 

one day at a time, and still drink for I don’t think the two…
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Added by mike Callahan on March 28, 2011 at 7:05am — No Comments

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Actually, he may be helping you more than you are helping him.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 94

 

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But here was someone who did understand, or at least could. This stranger

from New York didn’t ask questions and didn’t preach; he offered no “you

must’s” or even “let us’s.” He had simply told the dreary but fascinating facts

about himself, about his own… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on March 27, 2011 at 8:38am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

He may be kind, considerate, patient, generous; even

modest and self-sacrificing. On the other hand, he may

be mean, egotistical, selfish and dishonest. But, as with

most humans, he is more likely to have varied traits.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 61

 

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As I know more of mankind I expect less of them, and

am ready now to call a man a good man upon… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on March 26, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

Exercise your Human Mind as full as possible, knowing 

it is only an exercise. Most important, let the Human 

Mind of you seek out, experience, and add to your flow 

of consciousness where and when you encounter it. 



-- Robert Monroe

 

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Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our 

conscious contact with…
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Added by mike Callahan on March 25, 2011 at 7:10am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

That you seemed disillusioned with me personally may be a new and painful 

experience for you but many members have had that experience with me.  

Most of their pain has been caused not only by my several shortcomings but 

by their own insistence on placing me, a drunk, trying to get along with other 

folks, upon a completely illusionary pedestal; a station which no fallible person 

could possible occupy.  



I’m sure that you will understand that I have never held… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on March 24, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

An honest regret for harms done, a genuine gratitude

for blessings received, and a willingness to try for

better things tomorrow will be the permanent assets

we shall seek.

                                                

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 95

 

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One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness,

is worth all the abstract sentiment in the… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on March 23, 2011 at 7:04am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

How can a sponsor work with a newcomer who rejects help? 



In such cases, there is little a sponsor can do except assure the 

newcomer of willingness to help, when and if needed.  ....



It is as much a mistake to thrust unwanted help upon a newcomer

as it is to refuse help when a newcomer asks.  ....

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, Questions And Answers On… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on March 22, 2011 at 8:37am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

How can a sponsor work with a newcomer who rejects help?



In such cases, there is little a sponsor can do except assure the

newcomer of willingness to help, when and if needed.  ....



It is as much a mistake to thrust unwanted help upon a newcomer

as it is to refuse help when a newcomer asks.  ....

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, Questions And Answers On… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on March 22, 2011 at 7:02am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

We found the Great Reality deep down within us. In the last analysis 

it is only there that He may be found. It was so with us.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 55

 

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Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God 

would come, Jesus replied, "The kingdom of God does not come…
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Added by mike Callahan on March 21, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

We found the Great Reality deep down within us. In the last analysis 

it is only there that He may be found. It was so with us.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 55

 

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Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God 

would come, Jesus replied, "The kingdom of God does not come…
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Added by mike Callahan on March 21, 2011 at 8:20am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

No words can tell of the loneliness and despair I found in that bitter morass of self-pity.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 61

 

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Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; 

it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from…
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Added by mike Callahan on March 20, 2011 at 7:19am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

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 life.



-- Neytiri,… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on March 19, 2011 at 7:07am — No Comments

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We commenced to make many fast friends and a fellowship has grown

up among us of which it is a wonderful thing to feel a part.

 

-- BILL’S STORY, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 15

 

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The second tenant (of fellowship) is candor. We often think that what

makes fellowship is a warm feeling of personal affinity; but we come

to learn that this may be temporary, and may… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on March 18, 2011 at 7:53am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

We commenced to make many fast friends and a fellowship has grown

up among us of which it is a wonderful thing to feel a part.

 

-- BILL’S STORY, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 15

 

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The second tenant (of fellowship) is candor. We often think that what

makes fellowship is a warm feeling of personal affinity; but we come

to learn that this may be temporary, and may… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on March 17, 2011 at 7:58am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

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 step in the seeking game. When the seeker

reaches this hallowed spot, he can put down the burden of… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on March 16, 2011 at 6:55am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today --

 

It is plain that a life which includes deep resentment leads only 

to futility and unhappiness. To the precise extent that we permit 

these, do we squander the hours that might have been worth while.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 66

 

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We are irritated by rascals, intolerant… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on March 15, 2011 at 7:35am — No Comments

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For Today --

 

The moment we ponder a twisted or broken relationship with another person, 

our emotions go on the defensive. To escape looking at the wrongs we have 

done another, we resentfully focus on the wrong he has done us. This is 

especially true if he has, in fact, behaved badly at all. Triumphantly we 

seize upon his misbehavior as the perfect excuse for minimizing or 

forgetting our…
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Added by mike Callahan on March 14, 2011 at 7:03am — No Comments

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