June 2012 Blog Posts (30)

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We never apologize to anyone for depending upon our Creator. We can

laugh at those who think spirituality the way of weakness. Paradoxically,

it is the way ofstrength. The verdict of the ages is that faith means

courage. All men of faith have courage. They trust their God. We never

apologize for God. Instead we let Him demonstrate, through us, what

He can…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 30, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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We never apologize to anyone for depending upon our Creator. We can

laugh at those who think spirituality the way of weakness. Paradoxically,

it is the way ofstrength. The verdict of the ages is that faith means

courage. All men of faith have courage. They trust their God. We never

apologize for God. Instead we let Him demonstrate, through us, what

He can…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 29, 2012 at 7:05am — No Comments

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We are not saints.

The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines.

The principles we have set down are guides to progress.

We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 60

 

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. . . the human self is…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 28, 2012 at 6:43am — No Comments

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When a person drowns himself in negative thinking he is committing an unspeakable crime against himself.

—Maxwell Maltz

Negative thoughts can rule our lives as compulsively as an addiction. The feelings of power we get from holding a dismal and gloomy outlook deprive us of the positive and pleasant parts of life. Some of us have said, “If I expect the worst, I won't be disappointed. If I think the worst…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 27, 2012 at 6:49am — 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…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 27, 2012 at 6:42am — No Comments

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We admitted we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives 

had become unmanageable. 

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 59

 

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We’ve been trained to believe that in order to change, we 

need to first feel bad about it. That if we’re accepting and 

loving of that particular quality, that we won’t do anything 

to change the…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 26, 2012 at 6:26am — No Comments

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And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.

 

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

Acceptance Was The Answer, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 417(4th Ed.)  

 

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We sense great uneasiness when we recognize that…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 23, 2012 at 5:49am — No Comments

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Yes, we of A.A. did dream those dreams. How natural that was, since 

most alcoholics are bankrupt idealists. Nearly every one of us had 

wished to do great good, perform great deeds, and embody great 

ideals. We are all perfectionists who, failing perfection, have gone 

to the other extreme and settled for the bottle and the blackout. 

 

Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 22, 2012 at 6:33am — No Comments

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Addiction represents the ultimate effort to control, the definitive 

demand for magic . . . and the final failure of spirituality. Turning 

to the “magic” of chemicals signifies the desperate (and doomed) 

attempt to fill a spiritual void with a material reality—to make 

“magic” a substitute for reality.  

 

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Added by mike Callahan on June 21, 2012 at 6:41am — No Comments

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There is nothing to trust seeking happiness from outside, you 

will only become exhausted with suffering, which is without 

satisfaction and without end.”



~ Dalai Lama 

 

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I think that what we're seeking is an experience of…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 20, 2012 at 6:50am — No Comments

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Some sponsors talk about the program in a more spiritual 

way than others do. But nearly all call attention to the source 

of strength to be found in "a Power greater than ourselves." 

Again, the sponsor points out, it is up to the newcomer to 

determine what that A.A. phrase means. It expresses an idea 

that people of many faiths - or of no particular faith - can and 

do accept with complete…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 19, 2012 at 6:33am — No Comments

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We feel that elimination of our drinking is but a beginning. 

A much more important demonstration of our principles lies 

before us in our respective homes, occupations and affairs.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 19

 

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Bottles were only a…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 18, 2012 at 6:43am — No Comments

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Nothing would please us so much as to write a book which would 

contain no basis for contention or argument. We shall do our 

utmost to achieve that ideal. Most of us sense that real tolerance 

of other people's shortcomings and viewpoints and a respect for 

their opinions are attitudes which make us  more useful to others.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 17, 2012 at 7:51am — No Comments

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Thus was I convinced that God is concerned with us humans when 

we want Him enough. At long last I saw, I felt, I believed. Scales of 

pride and prejudice fell from my eyes. A new world came into view.

 

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

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Added by mike Callahan on June 16, 2012 at 7:50am — No Comments

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We cannot be helpful to all people, but at least God will show 

us how to take a kindly and tolerant view of each and every one.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 67



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We are not obliged to like anyone; but we are under a binding 

obligation to love…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 15, 2012 at 6:43am — No Comments

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Never talk down to an alcoholic from any moral or spiritual hilltop;

simply lay out the kit of spiritual tools for his inspection. Show him

how they worked with you. Offer him friendship and fellowship.

Tell him that if he wants to get well you will do anything to help.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 14, 2012 at 6:23am — No Comments

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... and your case is similar but different.  And it’s that difference

that will kill you. Trying to hold out some claim to unique alcoholic

ground is a sure way to not succeed.

 

-- Sandy Beach, Saturday Morning Live, Step 4,…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 13, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

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And something passed between us.

 

-- Bill W.

 

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The feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element in the

powerful cement which binds us. But that in itself would never have

held us together as we are now joined.

    The tremendous fact…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 12, 2012 at 6:41am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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We cannot be helpful to all people, but at least God will show 

us how to take a kindly and tolerant view of each and every one.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 67



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We are not obliged to like anyone; but we are under a binding 

obligation to love…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 11, 2012 at 6:41am — No Comments

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What does a sponsor do?  . . .

 

Never takes the newcomer's inventory except when asked.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, Questions and Answers on Sponsorship

 

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We can help a person to be himself by our own willingness 

to steep ourselves temporarily in his world, in his private 

feelings and experiences. By our affirmation…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 10, 2012 at 8:08am — No Comments

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