August 2011 Blog Posts (30)

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The unique personality which is the real life in me, I can not gain 

unless I search for the real life, the spiritual quality, in others. I 

am myself spiritually dead unless I reach out to the fine quality 

dormant in others. For it is only with the god enthroned in the 

innermost shrine of the other, that the god hidden in me, will 

consent to appear.

 

-- Felix… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on August 31, 2011 at 6:35am — No Comments

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In such company, one is likely to find friends who are also

guides: wise women and men who listen well, who offer

advise and support, who help us clarify our questions, to

recognize our options and to make our choices, and who

seek and find in us the same realities.

 

-- Mentoring, The Ministry of Spiritual… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on August 29, 2011 at 6:25am — No Comments

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I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, 

I will not forgive.

 

-- Henry Ward Beecher 

 

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Many people are afraid to forgive because they feel they must 

remember the wrong or they will not learn…
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Added by mike Callahan on August 28, 2011 at 7:07am — No Comments

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The Warrior's loyalty, then, and his sense of duty are to something beyond 

and other than himself and his own concerns. The Hero's loyalty is... really 

to himself - to impressing himself with himself and to impressing others. In 

this connection, too, the man accessing the Warrior is ascetic. He lives a 

life exactly the opposite of most human lives. He lives not to gratify his 

personal…
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Added by mike Callahan on August 27, 2011 at 7:41am — No Comments

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For Today --

 

The unique personality which is the real life in me, I can not gain 

unless I search for the real life, the spiritual quality, in others. I 

am myself spiritually dead unless I reach out to the fine quality 

dormant in others. For it is only with the god enthroned in the 

innermost shrine of the other, that the god hidden in me, will 

consent to appear.

 

-- Felix… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on August 25, 2011 at 9:25pm — No Comments

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Of course, the alcoholic himself tends to think of himself as 

different, somebody special, with unique tendencies and 

reactions. Many psychiatrists, doctors, and therapists 

carry the same idea to extremes in their analyses and 

treatment of alcoholics.  Sometimes they make a 

complicated mystery of a condition which is found in 

all human beings, whether they drink whiskey or…
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Added by mike Callahan on August 25, 2011 at 6:19am — No Comments

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Why did A.A. finally drop all its membership regulations?

Why did we leave it to each newcomer to decide himself

whether he was an alcoholic and whether he should join

us? Why did we dare to say, contrary to the experience

of society and government everywhere, that we would

neither punish nor deprive any A.A. of membership, that

we must never compel anyone to pay anything, believe

anything, or conform to anything?

 

--… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on August 23, 2011 at 10:09pm — No Comments

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Immature people falling in love destroy each other's freedom,

create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help

each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts

of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty.

When love flows with dependence there is ugliness.



-- Osho



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Calm, thoughtful reflection upon personal relations can… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on August 22, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

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To conclude that others were wrong was as far as

most of us ever got. The usual outcome was that

people continued to wrong us and we stayed sore.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 66



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Nobody ever sees truth except in fragments.



-- Henry Ward Beecher



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Tell all the Truth but tell it slant--

Success in… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on August 21, 2011 at 8:43pm — No Comments

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. . . . 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. Nevertheless, we find that 

our thinking will, as time passes, be more and more on 

the plane of inspiration. We come to rely upon it.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…
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Added by mike Callahan on August 21, 2011 at 8:05am — No Comments

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The greatest enemies of us alcoholics are resentment, jealousy,

envy, frustration, and fear.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 145

 

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Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry — all forms of fear — are

caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt,

regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all

forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on August 20, 2011 at 8:50am — No Comments

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'Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'

'That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.

'I don't much care where - ' said Alice.

'Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat.

' - so long as I get somewhere,' Alice added as an explanation.

'Oh, you're sure to do that,' said the Cat, 'if you only walk long…
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Added by mike Callahan on August 19, 2011 at 6:46am — No Comments

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

the result was nil until we let go absolutely.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 58

 

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Life is nothing to be very serious about. Life is a ball 

in your hands to play with. Don't hold on to the…
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Added by mike Callahan on August 18, 2011 at 6:58am — 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 result was 

nil until we let go…
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Added by mike Callahan on August 17, 2011 at 6:10am — No Comments

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

and the result was nil until we let go absolutely.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 58

 

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Some people do not become thinkers simply 

because their memories are too good.  

 

-- Friedrich Wilhelm… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on August 16, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

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Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and 

prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us. 

We no longer live in a completely hostile world. 

We are no longer lost and frightened and purposeless. 

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on August 15, 2011 at 6:16am — 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… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on August 14, 2011 at 7:01am — No Comments

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Where does A.A. get its direction? Who runs it? This, too, is a puzzler 

for every friend and newcomer. When told that our Society has no 

president having authority to govern it, no treasurer who can compel 

the payment of any dues, no board of directors who can cast an erring 

member into outer darkness, when indeed no A.A. can give another a 

directive and enforce obedience, our friends gasp and…
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Added by mike Callahan on August 13, 2011 at 7:17am — No Comments

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Men and women drink essentially because they like the effect 

produced by alcohol. The sensation is so elusive that, while 

they admit it is injurious, they cannot after a time differentiate 

the true from the false. To them, their alcoholic life seems the 

only normal one. They are restless, irritable and discontented, 

unless they can again experience the sense of ease and comfort 

which comes at once by taking…
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Added by mike Callahan on August 12, 2011 at 6:12am — No Comments

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Were we kind and loving toward all?

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 86



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There are no "facts"-- there is only the fact  that man, 

every man everywhere in the world, is on his way to 

ordination. Some men take…
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