April 2015 Blog Posts (27)

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Alcoholics sometimes have emergencies; 

Alcoholics Anonymous does not.

 

-- unknown



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We have turned from You and from each 

other to go our selfish ways. Forgive us; 

We are confused in our counsels.

 

-- Sacred…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 30, 2015 at 4:57am — No Comments

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We began to see that the world and its people really 

dominated us. In that state, the wrong-doing of others, 

fancied or real, had power to actually kill. 

How could we escape?



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 66



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To become the spectator…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 29, 2015 at 5:43am — No Comments

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The AA Grapevine, from 1976 on, tells a somewhat more complicated story, and from the nature of a journal that selects what it publishes, part of that tale concerns what was unpublished. Since the early 1970s, Grapevine editors rarely have found themselves short of submissions. Perhaps surprisingly, since entries are published anonymously and without any remuneration, each month sees an inflow of from 150 to 200 articles. The editors’ main task is…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 27, 2015 at 6:13am — No Comments

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Continue to speak of alcoholism as a sickness, a fatal malady. Talk about the conditions of body and mind which accompany it. Keep his attention focused mainly on your personal experience.

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 92

 

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It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 26, 2015 at 6:55am — No Comments

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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 13

 

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Surrender is the last…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 25, 2015 at 6:16am — No Comments

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Perhaps the best thing of all for me is to remember that my serenity is 

inversely proportional to my expec­tations. The higher my expectations 

of Max and other people are, the lower is my serenity. I can watch my 

serenity level rise when I discard my expectations. But then my “rights” 

try to move in, and they, too, can force my serenity level down. I have to 

discard my “rights,” as well as my expectations, by…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 24, 2015 at 6:11am — No Comments

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Added by mike Callahan on April 23, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments

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Our sound reasoning failed to hold us in check. The insane 

idea won out. Next day we would ask ourselves, in all 

earnestness and sincerity, how it could have happened.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 37

 

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Insanity is often the logic of an accurate…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 22, 2015 at 6:15am — No Comments

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Above us floats a banner on which is inscribed the new 

symbol for A.A., a circle enclosing a triangle. The circle 

stands for the whole world of A.A., and the triangle stands 

for A.A.’s Three Legacies of Recovery, Unity, and Service. 

Within our wonderful new world, we have found freedom 

from our fatal obsession. That we have chose this particular 

symbol is perhaps no accident. The priests and seers…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 21, 2015 at 6:41am — No Comments

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The washing machine in my head is on spin cycle.



-- The Rox

 

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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…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 20, 2015 at 6:04am — 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 19, 2015 at 6:46am — No Comments

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My actions are my only true belongings. 
I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. 
My actions are the ground on which I stand.

-- Buddha

Added by mike Callahan on April 18, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments

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Turning your will and life over to the care of a Higher Power isn’t usually quick or easy. You can’t just do it in a moment. It takes a decision and  a lot of actions and work to turn your life around. If you’ve been living a life of self-will for years, it’s very difficult to just say, “Okay, this seems like a dead end, so from now on I’ll turn myself over to the care of my Higher Power.” It’s not like deciding to change your…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 16, 2015 at 6:44am — No Comments

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This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meaness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain all!

Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still, treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out

for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,

meet them at the door laughing,

and…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 15, 2015 at 6:31am — No Comments

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By now you’ve realized two important things that might not have been clear to you before: First, that if you want some peace of mind, some serenity, and some happiness, you’re going to have to change. Second, the one and only thing that prevents you, or anyone else, from changing is fear.

 

-- A Program for You, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 14, 2015 at 5:54am — No Comments

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When you enter this timeless dimension of the present, change 
often comes about in strange ways without the need for a great 
deal of doing on your part. Life becomes helpful and cooperative. 
 
-- Eckhart Tolle

Added by mike Callahan on April 13, 2015 at 6:22am — No Comments

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Who you are, in truth, who everyone is, is whole and perfect 
and beautiful. And if that can be recognized, then it is possible 
that self-torture can stop!


-- Gangaji

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Added by mike Callahan on April 12, 2015 at 6:47am — No Comments

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Added by mike Callahan on April 11, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments

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The assumption that one has all the answers, and the contrary, that one needs to know no answers, but just to follow A.A., are two indicators of trouble. In both cases open-mindedness is notably absent.

 

-- Harry M. Tiebout,…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 10, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

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Historians may one day point to Alcoholics Anonymous as a society which did far more than achieve a considerable measure of success with alcoholism and its stigma; they may recognize Alcoholics Anonymous to have been a great venture in social pioneering which forged a new instrument for social action; a new therapy based on the kinship of common suffering; one having a vast potential for the myriad other ills of…

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Added by mike Callahan on April 9, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

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