May 2011 Blog Posts (32)

Recovery Quotes

For Today --

 

If I keep on turning my life and my will over to the care of Something 

or Somebody else, what will become of me? I'll look like the hole in 

the doughnut.



-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 36



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I was thinking about death and all. About…
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Added by mike Callahan on May 31, 2011 at 6:28am — No Comments

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And if I don’t know what’s good for me, then I don’t know what's good or bad for you 

or for anyone. So I’m better off if I don’t give advice, don’t figure I know what’s best, 

and just accept life on life’s terms, as It is today—

 

-- Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict, Alcoholics Anonymous, Page 449 (3rd Ed.)

-- Acceptance Was The Answer, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 417(4th Ed.)…
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Added by mike Callahan on May 30, 2011 at 8:28am — No Comments

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Continue to speak of alcoholism as an illness, a fatal malady.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 92

 

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Because I could not stop for Death --

He kindly stopped for me -- 

. . . .



-- Emily…
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Added by mike Callahan on May 29, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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Years later, this tough Irish customer liked to say, "My sponsor 

sold me one idea, and that was sobriety. At the time, I couldn't 

have bought anything else."



-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 154

 

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Again, comes the man of medicine, Dr. Silkworth and he said, 

"Bill, you've…
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Added by mike Callahan on May 28, 2011 at 7:13am — No Comments

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This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics! 

You can help when no one else can.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 89

 

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My only crime was being a man and living in the world of men, and you 

don’t have to do special penance for that. The crime and the…
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Added by mike Callahan on May 27, 2011 at 7:40am — No Comments

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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 done."



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 67

 

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It is the pull of opposite poles that stretches souls. 

And only stretched souls make…
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Added by mike Callahan on May 26, 2011 at 7:43am — 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… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on May 25, 2011 at 6:45am — No Comments

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To indulge in a sense of execration of anyone (quite irrespective

of any question of deserts, or otherwise, in the object of your 

condemnation) is certain to bring trouble upon your own head

proportionate to the intensity of the feeling you entertain, and 

the number of times or minutes that you devote to it.

 

-- Emmet Fox, The Sermon on the… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on May 24, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

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The stranger who tells our stories when we cannot speak 

not only awakens our spirits and hearts but also shows 

our humanity — which others want to forget — and in 

doing so, becomes family.

 

-- Mende proverb

 

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Perhaps your story will help him see where he has… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on May 23, 2011 at 6:28am — No Comments

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Betwixt me and Thee there lingers an "it is I" that torments me.

Ah, of Thy grace, take this "I" from between us!

I am He whom I love, and He whom I love is I,

We are two spirits dwelling in one body.

If thou seest Him, thou seest us both.



-- From Primitives to…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 22, 2011 at 7:16am — No Comments

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Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see 

them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship 

grow up about you, to have a host of friends - this is an experience 

you must not miss. We know you will not want to miss it. Frequent 

contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of 

our lives.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…
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Added by mike Callahan on May 21, 2011 at 7:05am — No Comments

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We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 83

 

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One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; 

that word is love.



--…
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Added by mike Callahan on May 20, 2011 at 7:04am — No Comments

To Michael

That you take the time to find not only inspiring quotes but ones that act/flow together is truly a gift to us all.

Added by Elizabeth Janapol on May 19, 2011 at 7:47am — No Comments

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Yet, withal, there are no 'shibboleths' in AA. We are not bound by the thongs 

of theological doctrine. None of us may be excommunicated and cast into 

outer darkness. For we are of many minds in our organization and an AA 

decalogue in the language of "Thou shalt not" would gall us indeed.

 

-- Dr. Bob, AA Grapevine 20th Anniversary… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on May 18, 2011 at 6:38pm — No Comments

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Nothing is going to turn me into a nonentity. If I keep on 

turning my life and my will over to the care of Something 

or Somebody else, what will become of me? I'll look like 

the hole in the doughnut.



-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page…
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Added by mike Callahan on May 18, 2011 at 7:13am — No Comments

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Most of us think this awareness of a Power greater than ourselves is the 

essence of spiritual experience. Our more religious members call it 

"God-consciousness."

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, Spiritual Experience

 

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"I was six when I saw that… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on May 17, 2011 at 6:18am — No Comments

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In all work with a newcomer, the sponsor underscores the 

fact that it is the A.A. recovery program - not the sponsor's 

personality or position - that is important. Thus, the 

newcomer learns to lean on the program, not on the sponsor.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, Questions and Answers on…
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Added by mike Callahan on May 15, 2011 at 7:40pm — No Comments

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AA works, and it works real good.

 

-- Thank you for letting me be your ten minute speaker Ray



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Anyone who wants to know the human psyche will learn next to 

nothing from experimental psychology. He would be better advised 

to abandon…
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Added by mike Callahan on May 15, 2011 at 7:12am — No Comments

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To conclude that others were wrong was as far as most of us ever got. 

The usual outcome was that people continued to wrong us and we 

stayed sore. Sometimes it was remorse and then we were sore at 

ourselves. But the more we fought and tried to have our own way, 

the worse matters got. As in war, the victor only seemed to win. 

Our moments of triumph were short-lived.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…
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Added by mike Callahan on May 14, 2011 at 7:34am — No Comments

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On awakening let us think about the twenty-four hours ahead. We 

consider our plans for the day. Before we begin, we ask God to 

direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-

pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives. Under these conditions we 

can employ our mental faculties with assurance, for after all God 

gave us brains to use. Our thought-life will be placed on a much 

higher plane…
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Added by mike Callahan on May 13, 2011 at 7:05am — No Comments

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