April 2013 Blog Posts (31)

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We put ourselves in boxes that seem impenetrable....but they are only put

there by our own doing...boxes can be opened and new things/places/people

discovered. Life is really more than what we see and hear with our eyes and

ears....life is lived through our hearts.

 

-- Thea…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 30, 2013 at 6:08am — No Comments

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With ministers, and the world's religions, I parted right 

there. When they talked of a God personal to me, who 

was love, superhuman strength and direction, I became 

irritated and my mind snapped shut against such a theory.

 

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

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Added by mike Callahan on April 29, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

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The first requirement is that we be convinced that any life run

on self-will can hardly be a success. On that basis we are

almost always in collision with something or somebody,

even though our motives are good.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 28, 2013 at 7:29am — No Comments

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

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 74

 

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I saw grief drinking a cup of sorrow and called out, 'It tastes sweet, does it not?'

'You've caught me,'…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 27, 2013 at 6:13am — No Comments

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This is by no means a comprehensive picture of the true alcoholic,

as our behavior patterns vary.  But this description should identify

him roughly.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 22

 

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Lotterman: “How does anybody drink 161…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 26, 2013 at 5:43am — No Comments

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Do not be discouraged. No one among us has been able to maintain

anything like perfect adherence to these principles. We are not saints.

The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines. The

principles we have set down are guides to progress. We claim

spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous,…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 25, 2013 at 6:09am — No Comments

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Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like,

what happened, and what we are like now.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 58

 

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The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease,

hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection…

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Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like,

what happened, and what we are like now.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 58

 

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The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease,

hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 24, 2013 at 6:21am — No Comments

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That floored me. It began to look as though religious people

were right after all. Here was something at work in a human

heart which had done the impossible. My ideas about miracles

were drastically revised right then. Never mind the musty past;

here sat a miracle directly across the kitchen table.

 

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

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Added by mike Callahan on April 23, 2013 at 5:57am — 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 April 22, 2013 at 5:29am — No Comments

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We realize we know only a little. God will 

constantly disclose more to you and to us.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 164

 

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Every man starts with all there is. Everything is 

here–the essence and substance of all there is.

 

-- Henry…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 21, 2013 at 6:38am — No Comments

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Nevertheless, the unbelieving reader, to whom the term “God” is like the 

term “pixie,” may discount all allegation of experience and take it that in 

the definition I am merely inviting him to consider certain notions for 

which the term “God” has stood or stands and the connections between 

these notions, just as I might ask him to do the same for the term “pixie.” 

To this consideration I am inviting him because…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 20, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

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What does a sponsor do?

Never tries to impose personal views on the newcomer. A good

sponsor who is an atheist does not try to persuade a religious

newcomer to abandon faith, nor does a religious sponsor argue

theological matters with an agnostic newcomer.

 

-- Questions and Answers on Sponsorship, AA pamphlet…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 19, 2013 at 5:36am — No Comments

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We remembered always that our sex powers were God-given and therefore

good, neither to be used lightly or selfishly nor to be despised and loathed.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 69, 70

 

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People who are connected to their energy, including their…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 18, 2013 at 5:59am — No Comments

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Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God's 

will into all of our activities. "How can I best serve Thee - Thy 

will (not mine) be done." These are thoughts which must go 

with us constantly. We can exercise our will power along 

this line all we wish. It is the proper use of the will.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 17, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

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 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…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 16, 2013 at 6:50am — No Comments

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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 April 15, 2013 at 5:21am — No Comments

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memories rose before me.  . . . .  I had always believed in a Power

greater than myself. I had often pondered these things.

 

-- Bill’s Story,  Alcoholics Anonymous, page 10

 

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Children are deeply affected by the patterns of thought,…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 14, 2013 at 6:52am — 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 April 13, 2013 at 5:59am — 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  .  .  .  .  .

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 52

 

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The gift and the giver are one.

The giver and the receiver are one.

The…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 12, 2013 at 5:20am — No Comments

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