July 2015 Blog Posts (25)

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Like all the remaining Steps, Step Three calls for affirmative action, for it is only by action that we can cut away the  self-will which has always blocked the entry of God - or, if you like, a Higher Power – into our lives. Faith, to be sure, is necessary, but faith alone can avail nothing. We can have faith, yet keep God out of our lives.

 

-- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 31, 2015 at 6:31am — No Comments

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We have found much of heaven and we have been rocketed into a 

fourth dimension of existence of which we had not even dreamed.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 25 

 

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There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. 

You will find that deep place of silence…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 30, 2015 at 5:58am — No Comments

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I'm so tired, but I can't sleep...standing on the edge of something 

much too deep...funny how I feel so much but cannot say a word

...we are screaming inside, oh, but we can't be heard...so afraid 

to love you, more afraid to lose...clinging to a past.

 

-- Sarah…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 29, 2015 at 6:03am — No Comments

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Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

 

-- Khalil Gibran



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Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find 

all the barriers within yourself that you have built against…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 28, 2015 at 5:58am — No Comments

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The remonstrances of my friends terminated 

in a row and I became a lone wolf.

 

-- Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 3

 

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It was the wicked and wild wind

Blew down the doors to let me in

Shattered windows and the sound of drums

People couldn't believe what I'd…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 26, 2015 at 6:36am — No Comments

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Certainly no alcoholic, and surely no member of A.A., wants to 

deprecate material achievement. Nor do we enter into debate 

with the many who still so passionately cling to the belief that 

to satisfy our basic natural desires is the main object of life. 

But we are sure that no class of people in the world ever made 

a worse mess of trying to live by this formula than…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 25, 2015 at 6:39am — No Comments

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Each person is like an actor who wants to run the whole show; 

is forever trying to arrange the lights, the ballet, the scenery 

and the rest of the players in his own way. If his arrangements 

would only stay put, if only people would do as he wished, the 

show would be great. Everybody, including himself, would be 

pleased. Life would be wonderful.

 

-- Alcoholics…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 24, 2015 at 5:54am — No Comments

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When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken, 

giving views to passion without that proper deliberation which alone can 

secure them from the grossest absurdities.



-- David Hume

 

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A person unlearns arrogance when he knows he is always among…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 22, 2015 at 6:39am — No Comments

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Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we know 

only a little. God will constantly disclose more to you and to us.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 164



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...when we finally know we are dying, and all other…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 21, 2015 at 9:26am — No Comments

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Each person is like an actor who wants to run the whole show; 

is forever trying to arrange the lights, the ballet, the scenery 

and the rest of the players in his own way. If his arrangements 

would only stay put, if only people would do as he wished, the 

show would be great. Everybody, including himself, would be 

pleased. Life would be wonderful. 

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, pages…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 20, 2015 at 7:46am — 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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A priest of the Greek…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 19, 2015 at 6:49am — No Comments

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Lack of power, that was our dilemma. We had to find a power by which we 

could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves. Obviously. But 

where and how were we to find this Power?  Well, that's exactly what this 

book is about. Its main object is to enable you to find a Power greater than 

yourself which will solve your problem. That means we have written a book 

which we believe to be spiritual…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 18, 2015 at 9:07am — No Comments

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evil temper—

For embittering life, for breaking up communities, 

for destroying the most sacred relationships, for 

devastating homes, for withering up men and women, 

for taking the bloom of childhood, in short, for sheer 

gratuitous misery-producing power this influence 

stands alone.



-- Henry Drummond, The Greatest Thing in The…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 16, 2015 at 5:22am — No Comments

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We know what you are thinking. You are saying to yourself: "I'm jittery 

and alone. I couldn't do that." 

But you can. You forget that you have just now tapped a source of 

power much greater than yourself.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 15, 2015 at 6:21am — No Comments

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Character-building through suffering might be all 

right for saints, but it certainly didn't appeal to us.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 74

 

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Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free 

of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of 

life and death. But…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 14, 2015 at 6:09am — No Comments

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In some circumstances we have gone out deliberately to 

get drunk, feeling ourselves justified by nervousness, 

anger, worry, depression, jealousy or the like.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 37

 

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Things, bodies and egos, events, situations, thoughts,

emotions, desires, ambitions,…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 13, 2015 at 6:56am — No Comments

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We know what you are thinking. You are saying to yourself: "I'm jittery 

and alone. I couldn't do that." 

But you can. You forget that you have just now tapped a source of 

power much greater than yourself.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 11, 2015 at 6:57am — No Comments

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While on the subject of confidence, can you adopt the attitude that so far as you are concerned this will be a strictly personal matter, that his alcoholic derelictions, the treatment about to be undertaken, will never be discussed without his consent?

 

-- Alcoholics anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 8, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments

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Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life 

amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.



-- Wallace Stegner



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Burn the idea into the consciousness of every man that 

he can get well regardless of anyone. The only…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 7, 2015 at 6:11am — No Comments

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Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life 

amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.



-- Wallace Stegner



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Burn the idea into the consciousness of every man that 

he can get well regardless of anyone. The only…

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Added by mike Callahan on July 7, 2015 at 6:10am — No Comments

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