July 2012 Blog Posts (28)

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

For Today –

 

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…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 31, 2012 at 5:39am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

For Today –

 

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…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 31, 2012 at 5:38am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

For Today --

 

With ministers, and the world's religions, I parted right there.

When they talked of a God personal to me, who was love,

superhuman strength and direction, I became irritated

and my mind snapped shut against such a theory.

 

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

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Added by mike Callahan on July 30, 2012 at 7:56am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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Most of us feel we need look no further for Utopia. We

have it with us right here and now. Each day my friend's

simple talk in ourkitchen multiplies itself in a widening

circle of peace on earth and good will to men.

 

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

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Added by mike Callahan on July 28, 2012 at 5:37am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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In three brief lines Dante says that the journey begins right here. 

In the middle of the road. Right beneath your feet. This is the place. 

There is no other place and no other time. Even if you are successful 

and follow the road you have set yourself, you can never leave here. 

Despite everything you have achieved, life refuses to grant you, 

and always will refuse to grant you, immunity from…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 27, 2012 at 4:18am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

For Today –

 

More and more we became interested in seeing what 

we could contribute to life.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 63

 

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Whenever you meet someone, silently send that person

a blessing. This kind of silent giving is very powerful. 

Give wherever you go, and as you give, you will…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 26, 2012 at 5:39am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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Our entire A.A. program rests squarely upon the principle of mutual

trust. We trust God, we trust A.A., and we trust each other.

Therefore we cannot do less than trust our leaders in service. The

“Right of Decision” that we offer them is not only the practical means

by which they may act and lead effectively, but it is also the symbol

of our implicit…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 25, 2012 at 7:23am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

For Today --

 

Some of us have tried to hold on to our old ideas

and the result was nil until we let go absolutely.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous

 

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The gates of wisdom and truth are forever closed

to those who are wise in their own conceits; they

have always…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 24, 2012 at 5:45am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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Our sound reasoning failed to hold us in check. The insane

idea won out. Next day we would ask ourselves, in all

earnestness and sincerity, how it could have happened.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 37

 

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Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 23, 2012 at 5:41am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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Besides a seeming inability to accept much on faith, we often

found ourselves handicapped by obstinacy, sensitiveness,

and unreasoning prejudice.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 47,48

 

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Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 22, 2012 at 6:27am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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The first requirement is that we be convinced that any life run on self-will

can hardly be a success. On that basis we are almost always in collision

with something or somebody, even though our motives are good.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 21, 2012 at 6:20am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

For Today –

 

The first requirement is that we be convinced that any life run on self-will

can hardly be a success. On that basis we are almost always in collision

with something or somebody, even though our motives are good.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 20, 2012 at 5:34am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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Hearing of my plight, my friend Edwin T. came to see me at my home where I

was drinking. By then, it was November 1934. I had long marked my friend

Edwin for a hopeless case. Yet there he was in a very evident state of "release"

which could by no means accounted for by his mere association for a very

short time with the Oxford Groups. Yet this obvious state of release,…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 19, 2012 at 7:40am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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The harsh, useful things of the world, from pulling teeth to digging

potatoes, are best done by men who are as starkly sober as so

many convicts in the death-house, but the lovely and useless things,

the charming and exhilarating things, are best done by men with,

as the phrase is, a few sheets in the wind. 

 

-- H. L.…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 18, 2012 at 9:14am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.





-- Bernadette Devlin



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We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. 

 

Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 17, 2012 at 7:08am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today --

 

It belongs to every large nature, when it is not under the immediate

power of some strong unquestioning emotion, to suspect itself, and

doubt the truth of its own impressions, conscious of possibilities

beyond its own horizon.



-- Mary Ann Evans Cross

 

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Being convinced that self, manifested in various ways, was what

had defeated us,… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on July 16, 2012 at 6:04am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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There was atremendous urge to cease forever. Yet we found it impossible.

This is the baffling feature of alcoholism as we know it - this utter inability

to leave it alone, no matter how great the necessity or the wish.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 13, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Touchstones

• JULY 12 •

If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.

—Isaac Bashevis Singer

Many of us have the habit of taking a negative outlook on whatever comes along. We don't believe things will work out for us; we don't think we will have a good day; we can't accept our friends' warm feelings. To follow this gloomy path is…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 12, 2012 at 5:43am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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No words can tell of the loneliness and despair I found 

in that bitter morass of self-pity. Quicksand stretched 

around me in all directions. I had met my match. 

I had been overwhelmed.



-- Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 8

 

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If you have made mistakes...there is always…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 12, 2012 at 5:23am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

JULY 11



I have listened to the realm of the Spirit. I have heard my own soul’s voice, and I have remembered that love is the complete and unifying thread of existence.



—Mary Casey



The act of loving someone else brings us together, closes whatever the gap between us. It draws us into the world of another, making richer…
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Added by mike Callahan on July 11, 2012 at 5:41am — No Comments

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