August 2012 Blog Posts (30)

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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What usually happens? The show doesn't come off very well.

He begins to think life doesn't treat him right. He decides to

exert himself more. He becomes, on the next occasion, still

more demanding or gracious, as the case may be. Still the

play does not suit him. Admitting he may be somewhat

at fault, he is sure that other people are more to…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 31, 2012 at 7:15am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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What sort of thinking dominates an alcoholic who repeats

time after time the desperate experiment of the first drink?

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 35

 

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“They’ve done studies, you know. Sixty percent of the time,

it works every…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 30, 2012 at 7:18am — No Comments

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Meditation is something which can always be further developed. It has no boundaries, either

of width or height. Aided by such instruction and example as we can find, it is essentially an

individual adventure, something which each one of us works out in his own way. But itsobject

is always the same: to improve our conscious contact with God, with His grace, wisdom, and…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 29, 2012 at 7:50am — No Comments

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When it comes to pain surrounding love, we're more likely referring 

to the “add-ons” of love. The love baggage, we might call it. For some 

reason, many people assume negative emotions are a part or element 

of love. But experientially we know this isn't true. Love is not painful, 

it feels incredible. The pain and hurt we feel doesn’t come from love, 

it comes from our doubts, fears, anxiety, perceived…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 28, 2012 at 5:57am — No Comments

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"Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character" - 

is A.A.'s way of stating the best possible attitude one can take in order to 

make a beginning on this lifetime job. This does not mean that we expect 

all our character defects to be lifted out of us as the drive to drink was. A 

few of them may be, but with most of them we shall have to be content 

with patient improvement. The key words…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 27, 2012 at 7:26am — No Comments

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When, therefore, we speak to you of God, we mean your own 

conception of God. This applies, too, to other spiritual 

expressions which you find in this book. Do not let any prejudice 

you may have against spiritual terms deter you from honestly 

asking yourself what they mean to you. At the start, this was all 

we needed to commence spiritual growth, to effect our first 

conscious relation with God as we…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 26, 2012 at 7:19am — No Comments

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The chief activator of our defects has been self-centered fear

 – primarily fear that we would lose something we already 

possessed or would fail to get something we demanded.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 25, 2012 at 7:33am — No Comments

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. . . . unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy.

 

-- Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 449 (3rd Ed.)

-- Acceptance Was The Answer, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 417(4th Ed.) 

 

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Added by mike Callahan on August 24, 2012 at 5:27am — No Comments

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For life, with all it yields of joy and woe And hope and fear, 

Is just our chance o' the prize of learning love-- How love 

might be, hath been indeed, and is.



-- Robert Browning



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Then you will know what it means to give of yourself that 

others may survive and rediscover life. You…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 23, 2012 at 6:06am — No Comments

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For life, with all it yields of joy and woe And hope and fear, 

Is just our chance o' the prize of learning love-- How love 

might be, hath been indeed, and is.



-- Robert Browning



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Then you will know what it means to give of yourself that 

others may survive and rediscover life. You…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 23, 2012 at 6:06am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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For life, with all it yields of joy and woe And hope and fear, 

Is just our chance o' the prize of learning love-- How love 

might be, hath been indeed, and is.



-- Robert Browning



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Then you will know what it means to give of yourself…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 22, 2012 at 7:29am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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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 August 20, 2012 at 8:47am — 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. Ask Him in your morning meditation what

 you can do each day for the man who is still sick. The 

answers will come, if your own house is in order. But 

obviously you cannot transmit something you haven't 

got. See to it that your relationship with Him is right, 

and great events…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 19, 2012 at 8:42am — No Comments

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Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like,

what happened, and what we are like now. 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.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 17, 2012 at 5:41am — No Comments

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"Why is it so hard to lead yourself?" The answer, in my

experience, lies in the differences between your idealized

self--how you see yourself and how you want to be seen

—and your real self. The key to growing as a leader is to

narrow that gap by developing a deep self-awareness

that comes from straight feedback and honest exploration

of yourself,…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 16, 2012 at 6:45am — No Comments

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We ask especially for freedom from self-will, and are careful to make 

no request for ourselves only. We may ask for ourselves, however, if 

others will be helped. We are careful never to pray for our own selfish 

ends. Many of us have wasted a lot of time doing that and it doesn't 

work. You can easily see why.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 15, 2012 at 7:01am — No Comments

Prayer for Detachment

Prayer for Detachment

by Jim Manney

I beg of you, my Lord,

to remove anything which separates

me from you, and you from me.

Remove anything that makes me unworthy

of your sight, your control, your…

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Added by Ed Matthews on August 14, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments

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Vision is, I think, the ability to make good estimates. Some might 

feel this sort of striving to be heresy against "One Day At A Time." 

But that valuable principle really refers to our mental and 

emotional lives, and means chiefly that we are not foolishly to 

repine over the past nor wishfully daydream about the future.



-- Bill…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 14, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious

contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for know-

ledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

 

 -- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 59

 

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What is most important is to go deep into ourselves and discover

the loving…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 13, 2012 at 7:37am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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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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You are divine at centre, human in appearance – at a certain range.

Seeing Who you…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 12, 2012 at 8:13am — No Comments

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