June 2015 Blog Posts (27)

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Above all, we reject fantasizing and accept reality. The more I drank, the more I fantasized about everything. I imagined getting even for hurts and rejections. In my minds eye, I played and replayed scenes in which I was plucked magically from the bar where I stood nursing a drink, and was instantly exalted to some position of power and prestige. I lived in a dream…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 29, 2015 at 6:16am — No Comments

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Above us floats a banner on which is inscribed the new 

symbol for A.A., a circle enclosing a triangle. The circle 

stands for the whole world of A.A., and the triangle stands 

for A.A.’s Three Legacies of Recovery, Unity, and Service. 

Within our wonderful new world, we have found freedom 

from our fatal obsession. That we have chose this particular 

symbol is perhaps no accident. The priests and seers…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 28, 2015 at 7:21am — No Comments

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We believe there isn’t a fellowship on earth which lavishes more devoted care upon its individual members; surely there is none which more jealously guards the individual’s right to think, talk, and act as he wishes. No A.A. can compel another to do anything; nobody can be punished or expelled. Our Twelve Steps to recovery are suggestions; the Twelve Traditions which guarantee A.A.’s unity contain not a single “Don't." They…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 27, 2015 at 7:08am — No Comments

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How Did The "I'm An Alcoholic" Custom Start?  -- "I'M AN ALCOHOLIC, MY NAME IS ________"

Who was the first to start a meeting or a qualification with the statement, "I'm an alcoholic"?

How did the worldwide custom begin? As late co-founder Bill W. used to observe: “Nobody invented AA. It just grew." And so probably did its classic introduction at meetings. "Many  members ask these questions." says…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 26, 2015 at 6:58am — No Comments

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Implicit throughout A.A.’s Traditions is the confession that our Fellowship has its sins. We admit that we have character defects as a society and that these defects threaten us continually. Our Traditions are a guide to better ways of working and living, and they are to group survival and harmony what A.A.s Twelve Steps are to each members sobriety and peace of…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 25, 2015 at 6:06am — No Comments

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Helping others is the foundation stone of your recovery.

A kindly act once in a while isn't enough.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 97

 

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If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 24, 2015 at 5:59am — No Comments

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For physical sobriety, we had to give up drinking, and for emotional sobriety, we have to give up blaming others. No longer can we say, “You made me angry!” Instead, we must accept personal responsibility for our emotional state. This much responsibility may seem extreme, yet in fact it is a great freedom. Henceforth, no person or situation can upset us if we don’t give them or it permission to do so. What could be a greater freedom…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 23, 2015 at 5:59am — No Comments

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But this is not all. There is action and more action. "Faith without works is dead."

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 88

 

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The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 22, 2015 at 7:06am — No Comments

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“If I keep on turning my life and my will over to the care of Something or Somebody else, what will become of me? I’ll look like the hole in the doughnut." This, of course, is the process by which instinct and logic always seek to bolster egotism, and so frustrate spiritual development.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 20, 2015 at 7:09am — No Comments

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Convinced I never could belong, and vowing I'd never settle for any second- rate status, I felt I simply had to dominate in everything I chose to do: work or play. As this attractive formula for the good life began to succeed, according to my then specifications of success, I became deliriously happy. But when an undertaking occasionally did fail, I was filled with resentment and depression that could be…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 19, 2015 at 6:01am — No Comments

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He said, in effect: “If you have resentment you want to be free of, if you will pray for the person or the thing that you resent, you will be free. If you will ask in prayer for everything you want for yourself to be given to them, you will be free. Ask for their health, their prosperity, their happiness, and you will be free. Even when you don’t really want it for them, and your prayers are only words and you don’t mean it, go ahead…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 18, 2015 at 6:01am — 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 faith is…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 17, 2015 at 6:47am — No Comments

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We found the Great Reality deep down within us. In the last analysis it is only there that He may be found. It was so with us.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 55

 

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People spend a lifetime searching for happiness;…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 16, 2015 at 5:50am — No Comments

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Next time you and he have a heated discussion, no matter what the subject, it should be the privilege of either to smile and say, “This is getting serious. I'm sorry I got disturbed. Let’s talk about it later." If your husband is trying to live on a spiritual basis, he will also be doing everything in his power to avoid disagreement or contention.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 15, 2015 at 6:09am — No Comments

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We realize we know only a little. 

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 164



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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…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 14, 2015 at 6:28am — No Comments

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It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not 

be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but 

do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your 

enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.



-- Sun…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 13, 2015 at 6:36am — No Comments

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But he will be curious to learn why his own convictions have not worked and

why yours seem to work so well. He may be an example of the truth that faith

alone is insufficient. To be vital, faith must be accompanied by self sacrifice

and unselfish, constructive action.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 12, 2015 at 5:51am — No Comments

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Now I was to plunge into the dark, joining that endless 

procession of sots who had gone on before. 



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, BILL’S STORY, page 8

 

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It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.    

 

-- Chinese…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 11, 2015 at 5:47am — No Comments

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Those of us who travel drop in as often as we can. This practice enables

us to lend a hand, at the same time avoiding certain alluring distractions

of the road, about which any traveling man can inform you.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 10, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments

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This improved perception of humility starts another revolutionary change in our outlook. Our eyes begin to open to the immense values which have come straight out of painful ego-puncturing.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on June 9, 2015 at 6:14am — No Comments

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