June 2013 Blog Posts (29)

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.... we were flattered when the first citizens took us to their homes, 

making us feel heroic. Here was love, applause, war; moments 

sublime with intervals hilarious. I was part of life at last, and in the 

midst of the excitement I discovered liquor. I forgot the strong 

warnings and the prejudices of my people concerning drink.



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

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Added by mike Callahan on June 30, 2013 at 6:19am — No Comments

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At the moment we are trying to put our lives in order. But this is not an end

in itself. Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to

God and the people about us.

 

--  Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 29, 2013 at 6:08am — No Comments

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At the moment we are trying to put our lives in order. But this is 

not an end in itself. Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of 

maximum service to God and the people about us.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 77

 

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Now, through knowledge and experience, the newer…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 28, 2013 at 6:08am — No Comments

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Though experience had made him skeptical, he finished his treatment with

unusual confidence. His physical and mental condition were unusually good.

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…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 27, 2013 at 6:10am — No Comments

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Some sponsors believe in being fairly blunt with a newcomer. 

They describe the A.A. program as they understand it. They 

explain what A.A. has meant to them. They point out that there 

is no known cure for alcoholism, but that it can be arrested. 

Having done these things, they leave the next move up to the 

newcomer. 

 

-- Questions & Answers On Sponsorship, A.A. pamphlet…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 26, 2013 at 6:07am — No Comments

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Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to 

see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a 

fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends - this 

is an experience you must not miss. We know you will not 

want to miss it. Frequent contact with newcomers and with 

each other is the bright spot of our lives.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 25, 2013 at 6:34am — No Comments

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 When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place,

thing, or situation—some fact of my life—unacceptable to me,

and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing,

or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this

moment.

 

-- Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 449…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 24, 2013 at 5:51am — No Comments

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I was not too well at the time, and was plagued by waves of

self-pity and resentment. This sometimes nearly drove me

back to drink, but I soon found that when all other measures

failed, work with another alcoholic would save the day.

 

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

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Added by mike Callahan on June 23, 2013 at 6:46am — No Comments

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And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone - even alcohol.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 84

 

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In asking for miracles, we are seeking a practical goal: a return

to inner peace. Were not asking for something outside of us

to change. We’re…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 22, 2013 at 3:26am — No Comments

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Nothing pays off like restraint of tongue and pen. We must avoid quick-

tempered criticism and furious, power-driven argument. The same goes

for sulking or silent scorn. These are emotional booby traps baited with

pride and vengefulness. Our first job is to sidestep the traps. When we

are tempted by the bait, we should train ourselves to step back and think.

For we can…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 21, 2013 at 5:40am — No Comments

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The unique ability of each AA to identify himself with, and recovery to,

the newcomer in no way depends upon his learning eloquence, or on

any special individual skills. The only thing that matters is that he is an

alcoholic who has found a key to sobriety. These legacies of suffering

and of recovery are easily passed among alcoholics, one to the other.

This is our gift…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 20, 2013 at 5:46am — No Comments

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There are cases where our ancient enemy, rationalization, 
has stepped in and has justified conduct which was really 
wrong. The temptation here is to imagine that we had 
good motives and reasons when we really didn't.
 
--Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 94…
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Added by mike Callahan on June 19, 2013 at 6:22am — No Comments

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Your candidate may give reasons why he need not follow all of the 
program. He may rebel at the thought of a drastic housecleaning 
which requires discussion with other people. Do not contradict such 
views. Tell him you once felt as he does, but you doubt whether you 
would have made much progress had you not taken action.
 

--…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 18, 2013 at 5:29am — No Comments

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We, OF Alcoholics Anonymous, are more than one hundred men

and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state

of mind and body.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, Forward to the First Edition

 

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The further the spiritual evolution of…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 17, 2013 at 5:48am — No Comments

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 . . . . "fear"  . . . . This short word somehow touches about every

aspect of our lives. It was an evil and corroding thread; the fabric

of our existence was shot through with it.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 67

 

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Somewhere along the…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 16, 2013 at 6:40am — No Comments

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Is he not a victim of the delusion that he can wrest satisfaction and

happiness out of this world if he only manages well?

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 61

 

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Faith is believing that the universe is on our side, and that the…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 15, 2013 at 5:50am — No Comments

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If you have decided you want what we have and are willing 

to go to any length to get it-then you are ready to take 

certain steps.   At some of these we balked. We thought we 

could find an easier, softer way. But we could not. With all 

the earnestness at our command, we beg of you to be 

fearless and thorough from the very start. Some of us 

have tried to hold on to our old ideas and the…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 14, 2013 at 5:56am — No Comments

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Am I willing to let go of my judgement? I pray for the willingness! My unlearning has become one of my greatest gifts in sobriety.

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Added by mike Callahan on June 11, 2013 at 7:31am — No Comments

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Can a sponsor be too firm?

 

Some sponsors believe in being fairly blunt with a newcomer.

 

-- Questions And Answers on Sponsorship, A.A. pamphlet p-15

 

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When I was still a newcomer I told my sponsor he…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 11, 2013 at 7:23am — No Comments

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Want to know if your plan is God’s will for you? . . . .  

Ask someone else.

“No, I don’t think its God’s will that you run off with

your secretary to Tahiti.”

 

-- Sandy Beach

 

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