March 2013 Blog Posts (27)

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That which offends you only weakens you. Being offended creates 

the  same destructive energy that offended you in the first place—

so transcend your ego and stay in peace.

 

-- Wayne Dyer



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He said, in effect: “If you have a…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 31, 2013 at 7:37am — No Comments

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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, usually men and women who 

are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 30, 2013 at 5:42am — No Comments

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Being convinced that self, manifested in various ways, was what had

defeated us, we considered its common manifestations.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 64

 

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On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 29, 2013 at 5:29am — No Comments

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There will be alluring shortcuts and by-paths down which they

may wander and lose their way.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 123

 

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The journey from cloud cuckoo land to reality lasted a long time.

In my case Pilgrims Progress consisted in…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 28, 2013 at 6:29am — No Comments

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Tell him exactly what happened to you. Stress the spiritual feature freely.

If the man be agnostic or atheist, make it emphatic that he does not have

 to agree with your conception of God. He can choose any conception he

likes, provided it makes sense to him.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 27, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

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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 58





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Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a 

chain or freed a human…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 26, 2013 at 5:31am — No Comments

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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 87, 88

 

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When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 25, 2013 at 5:55am — No Comments

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I earnestly advise every alcoholic to read this book through,

and though perhaps he came to scoff, he may remain to pray.

 

-- William D. Silkworth, M.D. (The Doctor’s Opinion, Alcoholics Anonymous)

 

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In A.A.'s pioneering time, none but the most desperate…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 24, 2013 at 6:40am — 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, page 59

 

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I never ask God to give me anything; 

I only ask him to put…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 23, 2013 at 5:56am — No Comments

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

give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who

are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 22, 2013 at 6:06am — No Comments

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We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 83

 

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The process of running wild is only a phase of liberation.

Re-Creation always consolidates one's Being into new

levels of idealism and…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 21, 2013 at 6:14am — No Comments

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We stood at the turning point.

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 59

 

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The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you;

Don't go back to sleep. You must ask for what

you really want; Don't go back to sleep.

People are going back and forth across the doorsill

where the two worlds touch.

The door is round and open.

Don't go back to…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 19, 2013 at 7:34am — No Comments

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There is, however a vast amount of fun about it all. I suppose 

some would be shocked at our seeming worldliness and levity. 



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 16

 

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My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in 

the world.

 

--…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 17, 2013 at 7:25am — No Comments

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We finally saw that faith in some kind of God was a part of our make-up,

just as much as the feeling we have for a friend. Sometimes we had to

search fearlessly, but He was there. He was as much a fact as we were.

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…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 16, 2013 at 6:06am — No Comments

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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.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 15, 2013 at 5:25am — No Comments

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He succumbed to that gay crowd inside, who laughed at their own

misfortunes and understood his. Impressed by those who visited

him at the hospital, he capitulated entirely when, later, in an upper

room of this house, he heard the story of some man whose

experience closely tallied with his own. The expression on the

faces of the women, that indefinable something in the…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 14, 2013 at 6:35am — No Comments

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There is, however a vast amount of fun about it all. I suppose

some would be shocked at our seeming worldliness and levity.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 16

 

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My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in

the world.

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Added by mike Callahan on March 13, 2013 at 6:24am — No Comments

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Those of us who have spent much time in the world of spiritual make-believe

have eventually seen the childishness of it. This dream world has been replaced

by a great sense of purpose, accompanied by a growing consciousness of the

power of God in our lives. We have come to believe He would like us to keep our

heads in the clouds with Him, but that our feet ought to be firmly…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 12, 2013 at 7:24am — No Comments

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Therefore, the main problem of the alcoholic centers in his mind, rather than in his body.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 23 

 

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The great law of the universe, however, is just this—that what you think in your mind…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 11, 2013 at 5:44am — No Comments

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Simply rest here for a few moments, keeping your attention gently -

not forcibly; just gently and calmly - on and in the inner place where

there are no forms, no concepts, just Spirit. 

 

-- Paul F. Gorman, www.miracleself.com

 

Added by mike Callahan on March 10, 2013 at 7:28am — No Comments

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