May 2012 Blog Posts (33)

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. . . and something passed between us.

 

-- Bill W. speaking of his 1st conversation with Dr. Bob

 

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

You can help when no one else…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 31, 2012 at 6:29am — 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 Doctor’s Opinion, Alcoholics…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 30, 2012 at 6:43am — No Comments

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A meta-analysis was recently conducted in London to evaluate the role

of hereditary factors in developing the drinking habit. The researchers

looked for the association of a specific gene called “Autism Susceptibility

Candidate 2 (AUTS2) Gene” with alcoholism. In addition, they looked for

the same gene in specific parts of the brain, especially the frontal lobe

that is…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 29, 2012 at 6:38am — No Comments

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Once confused and baffled by the seeming futility of existence, they show

the underlying reasons why they were making heavy going of life.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 50, 51

 

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The only thing missing in any situation is that in which you are not…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 28, 2012 at 7:19am — No Comments

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Men and women drink essentially because they 

like the effect produced by alcohol. 



-- THE DOCTOR'S OPINION, Alcoholics Anonymous



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Drunkenness can be a kind of shortcut to the higher 

life, the [attempt to] achieve a higher state…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 27, 2012 at 5:57am — No Comments

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A sensation appears, and liking or disliking begins. This fleeting moment, if

we are unaware of it, is repeated and intensified into craving and aversion,

becoming a strong emotion that eventually overpowers the conscious mind.

We become caught up in the emotion, and all our better judgment is swept

aside. The result is that we find ourselves engaged in unwholesome…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 26, 2012 at 7:51am — No Comments

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. . . . and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 60

 

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You, if you practice them, will find after a time—perhaps a long time—

that the hard work which they involve has indeed brought about a

profound and definite…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 25, 2012 at 5:54am — No Comments

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Above all, he believed he had acquired such a profound knowledge of

the inner workings of his mind and its hidden springs that relapse was

unthinkable. Nevertheless, he was drunk in a short time. More baffling

still, he could give himself no satisfactory explanation for his fall.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 24, 2012 at 6:40am — No Comments

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I was to test my thinking by the new God-consciousness within.  Common

sense would thus become uncommon sense.

 

-- Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 13

 

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Yet here you are not to fall into the clumsy error of supposing that the…

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I was to test my thinking by the new God-consciousness within.  Common

sense would thus become uncommon sense.

 

-- Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 13

 

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Yet here you are not to fall into the clumsy error of supposing that the…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 23, 2012 at 5:59am — No Comments

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Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we know only a little. God will

constantly disclose more to you and to us. Ask Him in your morning meditation

what you can do each day for the man who is still sick. The answers will come, if

your own house is in order. But obviously you cannot transmit something you

haven't got. See to it that your relationship with Him is right, and great events…

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

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Once confused and baffled by the seeming futility of existence,

they show the underlying reasons why they were making

heavy going of life.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 50, 51

 

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Our civilization is characterized by the word…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 21, 2012 at 6:40am — No Comments

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In life, beginning in infancy, we seek compassion.  Yet, we see power

all around us, so we are curious.  We are offered compassion, but

suspect that power is better.  So, when power is offered or available

for taking, we often forget that compassion is the answer to our

question.  Power is not an answer, but an endless question.

 

-- Earon…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 20, 2012 at 7:37am — No Comments

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I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, 

I will not forgive.

 

-- Henry Ward Beecher 

 

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Many people are afraid to forgive because they feel they must 

remember the wrong or they will not learn from it. The…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 19, 2012 at 6:35am — No Comments

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We should be sensible, tactful, considerate and humble without being

servile or scraping. As God's people we stand on our feet; we don't

crawl before anyone.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 83

 

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Idiot compassion is the highly…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 18, 2012 at 6:02am — No Comments

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. . . . and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 60

 

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Really big people are, above everything else, courteous,

considerate and generous  –  not just to some people in

some circumstances - but to everyone all the…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 17, 2012 at 6:14am — No Comments

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There could be no such thing as a self-powered cure. Too many 

of us had tried this and had failed repeatedly. It was not that our 

logic, motives or intents were wrong. Rather, our very ability to 

see the problem clearly, and our wishes to change ourselves, 

were themselves systematically distorted by the addiction. That 

part of our mind which at least intermittently recognized our 

sickness was itself…

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

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The alcoholic may find it hard to re-establish friendly relations 

with his children. Their young minds were impressionable while 

he was drinking. Without saying so, they may cordially hate him 

for what he has done to them and to their mother. The children 

are sometimes dominated by a pathetic hardness and cynicism. 

They cannot seem to forgive and forget.



-- Alcoholics…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 15, 2012 at 5:39am — No Comments

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What used to be the hunch or the occasional inspiration gradually becomes

a working part ofthe mind. 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. Nevertheless, we find that our thinking will, as time…

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

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When we retire at night, we constructively review our day. Were we resentful,

selfish, dishonest or afraid? Do we owe an apology? Have we kept something

to ourselves which should be discussed with another person at once?

Were we kind and loving toward all? What could we have done better?

Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time?

 

-- Alcoholics…

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