May 2015 Blog Posts (27)

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If you are as seriously alcoholic as we were, we believe there is no middle-of- the-road solution. We were in a position where life was becoming impossible, and if we had passed into the region from which there is no return through human aid, we had but two alternatives: One was to go on to the bitter end, blotting out the consciousness of our intolerable situation as best we could; and the other, to accept spiritual…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 31, 2015 at 7:35am — No Comments

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A continuous look at our assets and liabilities, and a real desire to learn and grow by this means, are necessities for us. We alcoholics have learned this the hard way. More experienced people, of course, in all times and places have practiced unsparing self-survey and criticism. For the wise have always known that no one can make much of his life until self-searching becomes a regular habit, until he is able to admit and accept what he…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 29, 2015 at 6:53am — No Comments

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It is a spiritual axiom that every time we are disturbed, no 

matter what the cause, there is something wrong with us. 



-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 90

 

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All violent feelings have the same effect. They produce in us 

a falseness in all our impressions of…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 28, 2015 at 5:50am — No Comments

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In A.A. we have found that the actual good results of prayer are beyond question. They are matters of knowledge and experience. All those who have persisted have found strength not ordinarily their own. They have found wisdom beyond their usual capability. And they have increasingly found a peace of mind which can stand firm in the face of difficult circumstances.

 

-- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 27, 2015 at 6:25am — No Comments

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So it is necessary for all of us to accept whatever positive gifts 

we receive with a deep humility, always bearing in mind that 

our negative attitudes were first necessary as a means of 

reducing us to such a state that we would be ready for a 

gift of the positive ones via the conversion experience. 



-- As Bill Sees…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 26, 2015 at 5:57am — No Comments

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We are careful never to pray for our own selfish 

ends. Many of us have wasted a lot of time doing 

that and it doesn't work. 

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 87

 

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Don't pray to escape trouble. 

Don't pray to be comfortable in your emotions. 

Pray to do the will of God in every…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 25, 2015 at 6:55am — 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. Nevertheless, 

we find that our thinking will, as time passes, be more and more on the 

plane of inspiration. We come to rely upon it.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 24, 2015 at 6:59am — No Comments

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Logic is great stuff. We liked it. We still like it. It is not by chance we were 

given the power to reason, to examine the evidence of  our senses, and 

to draw conclusions.  That is one of man's magnificent attributes. We 

agnostically inclined would not feel satisfied with a proposal which does 

not lend itself to reasonable approach and interpretation. Hence we are 

at pains to tell why we think our present…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 23, 2015 at 7:42am — 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 May 22, 2015 at 6:07am — No Comments

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I was soon to be catapulted into what I like to call the fourth dimension of existence. I was to know happiness, peace, and usefulness, in a way of life that is incredibly more wonderful as time passes.

 

-- BILL'S STORY, Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 21, 2015 at 6:24am — 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. I was to sit quietly when in doubt, asking only for direction and strength to meet my problems as He would have me. Never was I to pray for myself, except as my requests bore on my usefulness to others. Then only might I expect to receive. But that would be in great measure.

 

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Added by mike Callahan on May 20, 2015 at 6:02am — 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 AAs example on this and avoid taking shots at any who labor in the…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 19, 2015 at 6:31am — No Comments

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When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over

our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.

Our enemies would dance with joy if only they knew how they were

worrying us, lacerating us, and getting even with us! Our hate is not hurting

them at all, but our hate is turning our own days and nights into a…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 18, 2015 at 5:52am — No Comments

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The mind and body are marvelous mechanisms, for mine endured this agony two more years. Sometimes I stole from my wife’s slender purse when the morning terror and madness were on me. Again I swayed dizzily before an open window, or the medicine cabinet where there was poison, cursing myself for a weakling.

 

-- BILL'S STORY, Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 17, 2015 at 7:18am — No Comments

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

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 83

 

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Words are merely utterances: noises that stand for feelings,

thoughts, and experience. They are symbols. Signs. Insignias.

They are not Truth.…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 16, 2015 at 12:37pm — No Comments

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We have to decide if being peaceful appeals to us more than being right. For some, gratifying the ego takes precedence. Those people will live in perpetual conflict, perhaps never knowing that life could be experienced another way. Seeing all interactions as our opportunities for moments of peacefulness lessens our dread. The decision to walk away is quite empowering. We may even begin to look for these…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 15, 2015 at 6:20am — No Comments

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As you practice unselfishness, honesty, courage, and considerateness,

something amazing will start to happen. The old you will disappear and

die, and a new personality will take its place. And you’ll find that this

new personality and the new way of life that goes with it are far, far

better than the personality and way of life you used to…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 14, 2015 at 6:42am — No Comments

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The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within

the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness,

with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the

center of the universe dwells Wakan-Taka (the Great Spirit), and that

this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 13, 2015 at 6:01am — No Comments

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When you are not sure about bringing up an issue with someone,

before you speak, ask yourself:

 

1 - Is it the truth?

2 - Is it kind?

3 - Is it necessary?

 

-- An Oxford Group practice

 

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Honesty without compassion…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 12, 2015 at 6:48am — No Comments

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The achievement of freedom from fear is a lifetime undertaking, one that

can never be wholly completed.

 

-- As Bill Sees It, page 263

 

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The vow of silence, that's the mind-blower. See, talking is what I do... it's…

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Added by mike Callahan on May 8, 2015 at 6:31am — No Comments

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