June 2011 Blog Posts (32)

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Actually we were fooling ourselves, for deep down in every 

man, woman, and child, is the fundamental idea of God.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 55



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You don't need to try to be God, you are! 

But if you try to be God it means you don't know you…
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Added by mike Callahan on June 30, 2011 at 7:06am — No Comments

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Selfishness - self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles. 

Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity, 

we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate. Sometimes they hurt 

us, seemingly without provocation, but we invariably find that at some time 

in the past we have made decisions based on self which later placed us in 

a position to be hurt.…
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Added by mike Callahan on June 29, 2011 at 7:21am — No Comments

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You say, "Yes, I'm willing. But am I to be consigned 

to a life where I shall be stupid, boring and glum, 

like some righteous people I see? . . . “



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 152

 

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I’m afraid of nothing except being bored.



-- Greta…
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Added by mike Callahan on June 28, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

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Alcoholics are certainly all-or-nothing people. 

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 161



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Life is pretty much in the grays for the most part and 

if you insist always on black and white, you are going 

to be very…
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Added by mike Callahan on June 27, 2011 at 6:36am — 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—especially my own life, as It actually is. 

 

-- Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 450 (3rd Ed.)

-- Acceptance Was The Answer, Alcoholics…
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Added by mike Callahan on June 26, 2011 at 7:04am — No Comments

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Meditation is something which can always be further developed. 

It has no boundaries, either of width or height. Aided by such 

instruction and example as we can find, it is essentially an 

individual adventure, something which each one of us works out 

in his own way. But its object is always the same: to improve our 

conscious contact with God, ....

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on June 25, 2011 at 6:54am — 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 June 24, 2011 at 7:50am — No Comments

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Even then the best of us will discover to our dismay 

that there is always a sticking point, a point at which 

we say, "No, I can't give this up yet." 

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 66

 

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It’s the repetition of this word over time that creates a 

habit of negative…
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Added by mike Callahan on June 23, 2011 at 7:38am — No Comments

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He was positive that this humiliating experience, plus the 

knowledge he had acquired, would keep him sober the 

rest of his life. Self-knowledge would fix it.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 40 

 

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And yet self-knowledge is thought by some not so easy. 

Who knows, my dear sir, but for a time you…
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Added by mike Callahan on June 22, 2011 at 7:54am — 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 Anonymous,…
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Added by mike Callahan on June 21, 2011 at 7:52am — No Comments

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

We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. 

We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 83, 84

 

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In a car you're always in a compartment, and because…
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Added by mike Callahan on June 20, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

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We took stock honestly. First, we searched out the flaws in 

our makeup which caused our failure. Being convinced that 

self, manifested in various ways, was what had defeated us, 

we considered its common manifestations.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 64

 

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You look…
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Added by mike Callahan on June 19, 2011 at 6:11pm — No Comments

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We took stock honestly. First, we searched out the flaws in 

our makeup which caused our failure. Being convinced that 

self, manifested in various ways, was what had defeated us, 

we considered its common manifestations.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 64

 

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You…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 19, 2011 at 7:47am — 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 expec tations.



-- Dr. Paul

Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 449-452 (3rd Ed.)

Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 417-422 (4th Ed.)…
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Added by mike Callahan on June 18, 2011 at 7:32am — No Comments

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He will perceive that his spiritual growth is lopsided, that for an 

average man like himself, a spiritual life which does not include 

his family obligations may not be so perfect after all.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 129

 

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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of…
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Added by mike Callahan on June 17, 2011 at 7:48am — No Comments

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In the holy relationship, it's understood that we all have 

unhealed places, and that healing is the purpose of our 

being with another person. We don't hide our weaknesses, 

but rather we understand that the relationship is a context 

for healing through mutual forgiveness. 

 

-- Marianne… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on June 16, 2011 at 7:25am — No Comments

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Despite these misgivings, we had to recognize the fact that A.A. 

had to function. Meeting places cost something.  To save whole 

areas from turmoil, small offices had to be  set up, telephones 

installed, and a few full-time secretaries  hired. Over many 

protests, these things were accomplished. We saw that if they 

weren't, the man coming in the door couldn't get a break. These 

simple services would require…
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Added by mike Callahan on June 15, 2011 at 6:49am — No Comments

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In thinking about our day we may face indecision. We 

may not be able to determine which course to take. 

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,… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on June 14, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments

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In thinking about our day we may face indecision. We 

may not be able to determine which course to take. 

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,… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on June 14, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments

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It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and 

rest on our laurels. We are headed for trouble if we do, 

for alcohol is a subtle foe. We are not cured of alcoholism. 

What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the 

maintenance of our spiritual condition.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous,… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on June 13, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

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