April 2014 Blog Posts (30)

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Sometimes we do selfish things that cause trouble for others, and then

they retaliate against us and cause us trouble too. By resenting them,

though, we manage to distort the incident and cover up what we did

that might have started the whole process rolling. When we replay the

incident in our mind, the other person looks worse and worse and we

look…

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A remorseful mumbling that we are sorry won't fill the bill at all.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 58

 

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Changing hands without changing measures is as if a drunkard

in a dropsy should change his doctors, and not his diet.

 

-- John Faucit…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 29, 2014 at 7:56am — 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, we ask God to help us be willing.

    When ready, we say something like this: "My Creator, I am now willing that 

you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me 

every single defect of character…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 28, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

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Now I was to plunge into the dark, joining that endless 

procession of sots who had gone on before. 



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, BILL’S STORY, page 8

 

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It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.    

 

-- Chinese…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 27, 2014 at 6:43am — 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 cheer-

fully 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…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 26, 2014 at 6:20am — 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 87

 

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An empty stomach is…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 25, 2014 at 6:16am — No Comments

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I grew up thinking that I had to perfect my personality, then I got 

into AA, and AA said, no, that isn't the way we do it: only God can 

remove our defects. I was amazed to find that I couldn't be a 

better person simply by trying harder! 

 

-- Interview With Dr.Paul O., AAGrapevine, July…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 24, 2014 at 6:16am — No Comments

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For us, the process of gaining a new perspective was unbelievably painful. 

It was only by repeated humiliations that we were forced to learn something

about humility.  It was only at the end of a long road, marked by successive

defeats and humiliations, and the final crushing of our self-sufficiency, that

we began to feel humility as something more than a condition of…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 23, 2014 at 5:46am — No Comments

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Perhaps our trouble was not that we used our imagination.  Perhaps the

real trouble was our almost total inability to point imagination toward the

right objectives.  There is nothing wrong with constructive imagination;

all sound achievement rests upon it.  After all, no man can build a house

until he first envisions a plan for it. 

 

--…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 22, 2014 at 5:47am — No Comments

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Some of us are in the program because the drinkers in our lives are out

of control and we feel crazy. Others of us come to the program certain

that we are managing our lives very well but hoping to learn how to better

manage someone else. For some of us, the addict may have stopped using,

but the feelings of hopelessness remain. Whatever our reason for being

here,…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 21, 2014 at 5:53am — No Comments

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As we made spiritual progress, it became clear that, if we were ever to feel

emotionally secure, we would have to put our lives on a give-and-take basis;

we would have to develop  the sense of being in partnership or brotherhood

with all those around us. We saw that we would need to give constantly of

ourselves without demand for repayment.  When we persistently did this,…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 20, 2014 at 6:16am — No Comments

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Carefully reading the first five proposals we ask if we have omitted anything,

for we are building an arch through which we shall walk a free man at last.

Is our work solid so far? Are the stones properly in place? Have we skimped

on the cement put into the foundation? Have we tried to make mortar without

sand?



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 18, 2014 at 5:48am — No Comments

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Carefully reading the first five proposals we ask if we have omitted anything,

for we are building an arch through which we shall walk a free man at last.

Is our work solid so far? Are the stones properly in place? Have we skimped

on the cement put into the foundation? Have we tried to make mortar without

sand?



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 18, 2014 at 5:47am — No Comments

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It does not seem to pay to argue with `slippers' about the

proper method of getting dry. After all, why should people

who are drinking tell people who are dry how it should be

done?

Just kid the boys along -- ask them if they are having fun.

If they are too noisy or troublesome, amiably keep out of

their way.

-- As Bill Sees It, Page…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 17, 2014 at 6:34am — No Comments

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Since the home has suffered more than anything else, it is well that a

man exert himself there. He is not likely to get far in any direction if he

fails to show unselfishness and love under his own roof. We know there

are difficult wives and families, but the man who is getting over

alcoholism must remember he did much to make them…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 16, 2014 at 6:14am — No Comments

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Some day we hope that every alcoholic who journeys will find a Fellowship of

Alcoholics Anonymous at his destination. To some extent this is already true.

Some of us are salesmen and go about. Little clusters of twos and threes and

fives of us have sprung up in other communities, through contact with our two

larger centers. Those of us who travel drop in as often as we can. This…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 15, 2014 at 5:38am — No Comments

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Well I gotta get drunk

and I sure do dread it

cause I know just what I'm gonna do

I'll start to spend my money

call everybody honey

and wind up singing the blues.

 

 Willie Nelson

 

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If you ask him why he started on that…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 14, 2014 at 5:40am — No Comments

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Men and women drink essentially because they like the effect produced by alcohol. The sensation is so elusive that, while they admit it is injurious, they cannot after a time differentiate the true from the false. To them, their alcoholic life seems the only normal one.

 

— The Doctors Opinion, Alcoholics…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 13, 2014 at 7:10am — 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…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 12, 2014 at 7:08am — No Comments

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Time after time, this apparent calamity has been a boon to us, 

for it opened up a path which led to the discovery of God.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 116

 

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Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the 

linguistic tradition into which he has been born -…

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