May 2013 Blog Posts (29)

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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We will intuitively know how to handle situations which

used to baffle us.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 84

 

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Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but

simply points the way.

 

-- Florence Scovel…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 31, 2013 at 5:54am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single

human being can be taught to be. Why?

Because whenever you think or you believe or you know, you are a lot

of other people: but the moment you are being, you're nobody-but-

yourself.

To be nobody-but-yourself-- in a world which is doing its best night

and day to make you everybody…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 30, 2013 at 5:56am — No Comments

12 Stepology

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Our next function is to grow in understanding and effectiveness.

This is not an overnight matter. It should continue for our life-

time. Continue to watch for selfishness, dishonesty,

resentment, and fear.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 85…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 29, 2013 at 5:46am — No Comments

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We begin to realize that we ourselves are the problem, but we don’t know

what to do about it. We’re not powerful enough to overrule ourselves.

We sabotage, abort everything: our careers, our relationships, even our

children. We drink. We do drugs. We control. We obsess. We codepend.

We overeat. We hide. We attack. The form of dysfunction is irrelevant.

We can find a lot…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 28, 2013 at 6:18am — No Comments

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‘Jo, dear, we all have our temptations, some far greater than 

yours, and it often takes us all our lives to conquer them. You 

think your temper is the worst in the world, but mine used to 

be just like it.’

‘Yours, Mother? Why, you are never angry!’ And for the 

moment Jo forgot remorse in surprise.

‘I’ve been trying to cure it for forty years, and have only 

succeeded in controlling it. I am angry…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 27, 2013 at 6:57am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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More than most people, the alcoholic leads a double life. He is very much

the actor. To the outer world he presents his stage character. This is the

one he likes his fellows to see. He wants to enjoy a certain reputation,

but knows in his heart he doesn't deserve it.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 26, 2013 at 6:39am — No Comments

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Meditation is something which can always be further developed.

It has no boundaries, either of width or height.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 101

 

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One of the main discoveries of meditation is seeing how we

continually run…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 25, 2013 at 5:55am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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And you may ask yourself

How do I work this?

And you may ask yourself

Where is that large automobile?

And you may tell yourself

This is not my beautiful house!

And you may tell yourself

This is not my beautiful wife!

 

-- Once In A Lifetime, Talking…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 24, 2013 at 6:09am — No Comments

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One of the things that always impresses me is that AA never comments

(officially) about any other approach to recovery. This has been true

despite the fact that many of these outfits appear to believe the only

way they can gain any recognition is by criticizing Alcoholics Anonymous.

I believe we would be well-served by following AA's example on this and

avoid…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 23, 2013 at 6:22am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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The dream is not your problem. Your problem is that you like one part of 

the dream and not another.



-- Nisargadatta Maharaj

 

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To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: 

for it is to think that we know what we do not…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 22, 2013 at 6:52am — No Comments

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Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept

life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concen­trate

not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what

needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.

 

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

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Added by mike Callahan on May 21, 2013 at 5:52am — No Comments

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We alcoholics are undisciplined.

So we let God discipline us in the simple way

we have just outlined.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 88

 

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We are what we repeatedly do.

Excellence, then, is not an act, but a…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 20, 2013 at 6:13am — No Comments

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Let's get it clear, once and for all, that alcoholics are human beings. Then we can

safeguard ourselves intelligently against most slips. In both professional and lay

circles, there is a tendency to label everything that an alcoholic may do as

"alcoholic behavior." The truth is, it is simple human nature. It is very wrong to

consider any of the personality traits observed in…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 19, 2013 at 6:33am — No Comments

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Judging from what I had seen in Europe and since, 

the power of God in human affairs was negligible, 

the Brotherhood of Man a grim jest.



-- Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 11

 

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Our great mother does not take sides Jack. 

She protects the balance of…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 18, 2013 at 6:38am — No Comments

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Our description of the alcoholic, the chapter to the agnostic, and our personal adventures

before and after make clear three pertinent ideas:

(a) That we were alcoholic and could not manage our own lives. 

(b) That probably no human power could have relieved our alcoholism. 

(c) That God could and would if He were sought.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 17, 2013 at 6:22am — No Comments

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They said God made these things possible, and we only smiled. We

had seen spiritual release, but liked to tell ourselves it wasn't true.





-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 55

 

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What, out of the mass of material offered to it, shall…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 16, 2013 at 5:59am — 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 15, 2013 at 6:07am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making.

They arise out of ourselves,  . . . . .

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 62

 

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If you think that God has sent any of your difficulties to

you, for no matter how good a reason, you are …

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Added by mike Callahan on May 14, 2013 at 7:09am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem.

 

One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, “Do you know 

what I just heard about your friend?”

 

“Hold on a minute,” Socrates replied. “Before telling me anything, I'd like you 

to pass a little test. It's called the Three Filter Test.”

 

“Three filter?”

 

“That's right,” Socrates continued. “Before you talk to me about my friend, it 

might be a…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 12, 2013 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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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 May 10, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments

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