April 2012 Blog Posts (30)

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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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Most of us feel we need look no further for Utopia. We have it with us right

here and now. Each day my friend's simple talk in our kitchen multiplies

itself in a widening circle of peace on earth and good will to men.

 

-- Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Most of us feel we need look no further for Utopia. We have it with us right

here and now. Each day my friend's simple talk in our kitchen multiplies

itself in a widening circle of peace on earth and good will to men.

 

-- Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Every C.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.

 

--.Cocaine Anonymous, Tradition 7

The Twelve Traditions are reprinted and adapted with permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. Permission to reprint

and adapt the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous does not mean that A.A. is affiliated with this…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 28, 2012 at 7:46am — No Comments

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We were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn't control

our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery and depression, we

couldn't make a living, we had a feeling of uselessness, we were full of

fear, we were unhappy, we couldn't seem to be of real help to other people -

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 27, 2012 at 6:31am — No Comments

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We doctors have realized for a long time that some form of moral psychology

was of urgent importance to alcoholics, but its application presented difficulties

beyond our conception. What with our ultra-modern standards, our scientific

approach to everything, we are perhaps not well equipped to apply the powers

of good that lie outside our synthetic…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 26, 2012 at 6:32am — No Comments

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Our next function is to grow in understanding and effectiveness.

This is not an overnight matter. It should continue for our lifetime.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 84

 

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"In all thy getting, my Son, get understanding."  This is putting

proper…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 25, 2012 at 6:32am — No Comments

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Are we now ready to let God remove from us all the things which

we have admitted are objectionable? Can He now take them all -

every one? If we still cling to something we will not let go,

weask God to help us be willing.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 24, 2012 at 6:18am — No Comments

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In such company, one is likely to find friends who are also

guides: wise women and men who listen well, who offer

advise and support, who help us clarify our questions, to

recognize our options and to make our choices, and who

seek and find in us the same realities.

 

-- Mentoring, The Ministry of Spiritual…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 23, 2012 at 6:38am — No Comments

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Practically every body wishes to be rid of his 

most glaring and destructive handicaps. 

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 66



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Action springs not from thought, but from a 

readiness for responsibility.



-- Dietrich…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 22, 2012 at 6:37am — No Comments

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Henry Ford once made a wise remark to the effect that experience is 

the thing of supreme value in life. That is true only if one is willing to 

turn the past to good account. We grow by our willingness to face 

and rectify errors and convert them into assets.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 21, 2012 at 6:34am — No Comments

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So our rule is not to avoid a place where there is drinking, 

if we have a legitimate reason for being there.
 That includes 

bars, nightclubs, dances, receptions, weddings, even plain 

ordinary whoopee parties. To a person who has had 

experience with an alcoholic, this may seem like tempting 

Providence, but it isn't.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 20, 2012 at 6:31am — No Comments

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The husband begins to feel lonely, sorry for himself. He commences 

to look around in the night clubs, or their equivalent, for something 

besides liquor.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 81





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Envy, the fourth type of logismos, stands at a kind of opposite extreme

from evarice: It involves obsessions not with the future but with the 

past, a…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 18, 2012 at 6:29am — No Comments

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No words can tell of the loneliness and despair I found in that bitter morass 

of self-pity.



-- Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 8



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“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 17, 2012 at 6:29am — No Comments

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Each Day a New Beginning



It seems to me that I have always been waiting for something better - sometimes to see the best I had snatched from me. ~~Dorothy Reed Mendenhall

Gratitude for what is prepares us for the blessings just around the corner. What is so necessary to understand is that our wait for what's around the corner closes our eyes to the joys of the present moment. We have only the 24 hours…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 16, 2012 at 6:09am — No Comments

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Yes, there is a long period of reconstruction ahead. 

We must take the lead.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 83

 

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You'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've 

done. It is what you haven't done that will torment you. 

The message, therefore, is clear.  Do it!  Develop…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 16, 2012 at 6:07am — No Comments

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Certainly no alcoholic, and surely no member of A.A., wants to 

deprecate material achievement. Nor do we enter into debate 

with the many who still so passionately cling to the belief that 

to satisfy our basic natural desires is the main object of life. 

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 15, 2012 at 7:52am — No Comments

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You are going to meet these new friends in your own community. 

Near you, alcoholics are dying helplessly like people in a sinking 

ship. If you live in a large place, there are hundreds. High and low, 

rich and poor, these are future fellows of Alcoholics Anonymous. 

Among them you will make lifelong friends. You will be bound to 

them with new and wonderful ties, for you will escape disaster 

together and you…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 14, 2012 at 6:40am — No Comments

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For Today –

 

Lack of power, that was our dilemma. 

We had to find a power by which we could live, 

and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves. 

Obviously. 

But where and how were we to find this Power?



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 13, 2012 at 6:41am — No Comments

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I ruthlessly faced my sins and became willing to have my 

new-found friend take them away, root and branch.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 84

 

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“God comes through the wound”: Our very imperfection—

what religion labels our “sins,” what therapy calls our 

“sickness,” what…

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