March 2012 Blog Posts (32)

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps to Recovery

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In thinking about our day we may face indecision. We may not

be able to determine which course to take. 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…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 31, 2012 at 6:50am — No Comments

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Just to the extent that we do as we think He would have

us, and humbly rely on Him, does He enable us to match

calamity with serenity.

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 68

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We grow through adversity.  We need not seek it out;

we can all look back at moments when…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 30, 2012 at 6:22am — 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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When faced with a radical crisis, when the old way of being in the

world, of interacting…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 29, 2012 at 6:19am — No Comments

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An exceptional man, he remained bone dry for twenty-five years and

retired at the age of fifty-five, after a successful and happy business

career. Then he fell victim to a belief which practically every alcoholic

has - that his long period of sobriety and self-discipline had qualified

him to drink as other men.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous,…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 28, 2012 at 6:33am — No Comments

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For a brief moment, I had needed and wanted God. There had been a humble

willingness to have Him with me - and He came. But soon the sense of His

presence had been blotted out by worldly clamors, mostly those within myself.

 

-- Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 12,…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 27, 2012 at 6:47am — No Comments

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I was to test mythinking by the new God-consciousness within.

Common sense would thus become uncommon sense.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 13

 

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We must ever be watching for true, fresh signs of the breaking forth

of the spirit. We…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 26, 2012 at 6:45am — No Comments

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

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 83

 

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Love says "I am everything". Wisdom says "I am nothing".

Between the two, my life flows.





-- Nisargadatta…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 25, 2012 at 7:05am — No Comments

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Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 84

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The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves,

but in our attitude towards them.

-- Antoine de…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 24, 2012 at 7:51am — No Comments

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Cling to the thought that, in God's hands, the dark past is the

greatest possession you have - the key to life and happiness

for others. With it you can avert death and misery for them.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 124

 

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We are all just tenants…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 23, 2012 at 6:07am — No Comments

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Until now, our lives have been largely devoted to running from pain and

problems. We fled from them as from a plague. We never wanted to deal

with the fact of suffering. Escape via the bottle was always our solution.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 22, 2012 at 6:25am — No Comments

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Yeah, you admit your case is similarbut different. And it’s that difference

that will kill you—trying to lay claim to some unique alcoholic ground is a

sure way not to succeed. Each one of us feels we have a tremendously

unique background. This sense of being different has to be hammered

down and finding power is what helps us do…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 21, 2012 at 6:33am — No Comments

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Love and tolerance of others is our code.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 84

 

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If those who owe us nothing gave us nothing, how poor we would be.

 

-- Antonio…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 20, 2012 at 7:12am — No Comments

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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. When a person offended we said to ourselves, "This is a 

sick man. How can I be helpful to him? God save me from being angry. 

Thy will be done."



--…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 19, 2012 at 6:48am — No Comments

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They had seen miracles, and one was to come to them. They had 

visioned the Great Reality - their loving and All Powerful Creator.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 161

 

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Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. 

Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 18, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

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We learned that if we were seriously disturbed, our first need 

was to quiet that disturbance, regardless of who or what we 

thought caused it.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 47

 

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It is the habit of faith, when she is praying, to use pleas. 

Mere prayer…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 17, 2012 at 8:08am — No Comments

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There is nothing wrong with our bodily appetites, except when we allow them to 

take control. Then they will destroy us. Sane, healthy living requires that we 

acknowledge our spiritual needs. When our Higher Power is in control, we work 

for emotional and spiritual growth as well as physical satisfaction. Instead of 

being divided internally, we are integrated. The enemy within is subdued in the 

only way…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 16, 2012 at 6:43am — No Comments

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With all the earnestness at our command, we beg of you

to be fearless and thorough from the very start. Some of

us have tried to hold on to our old ideas and the result

was nil until we let go absolutely.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 15, 2012 at 6:39am — No Comments

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Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time? Or were we

thinking of what we could do for others, of what we could pack

into the stream of life? But we must be careful not to drift into

worry, remorse or morbidreflection, for that would diminish

our usefulness to others.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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

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As individuals and as a fellowship, we shall surely suffer if we cast

the whole job of planning for tomorrow onto a fatuous idea of

Providence. God’s real Providence has endowed us human beings

with a considerable capacity for foresight, and He evidently expects

us to use it. Therefore we must distinguish between wishful fantasy

about a happy tomorrow and the present use…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 13, 2012 at 6:44am — No Comments

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Our book is meant to be suggestive only. 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 164

 

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The best effect of any book is that it excites the reader to self activity. 

-- Thomas…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 12, 2012 at 6:22am — No Comments

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