August 2013 Blog Posts (28)

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

-- Albert Einstein

 

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Step Three involves making a key decision—turning your will 

and life over to your Higher Power. Steps Four through Nine 

are the actions necessary to carry this decision out.

Now that we understand the word “decision,” let’s look at a 

couple of other words in Step Three. You are supposed to 

turn your will  and…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 31, 2013 at 6:03am — No Comments

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Now that we're in A.A. and sober, and winning back the esteem of our

friends and business associates, we find that we still need to exercise

special vigilance. As an insurance against "big-shot-ism" we can often

check ourselves by remembering that we are today sober only by

the grace of God and that any success we may be having is far

more His success than…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 30, 2013 at 5:49am — No Comments

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We have had long rendezvous with hurt pride, frustration, self-pity,

misunderstanding and fear.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 104

 

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Our defenses reflect our wounds. But no person can heal these wounds.

They can give us love, innocently…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 29, 2013 at 7:17am — No Comments

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Remind the prospect that his recovery is not dependent upon people.

It is dependent upon his relationship with God. We have seen men

get well whose families have not returned at all. We have seen

others slip when the family came back too soon. Both you and the

new man must walk day by day in the path of spiritual progress.

If you persist, remarkable things will…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 28, 2013 at 5:49am — No Comments

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

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, Step 6

 

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The Holy Spirit can’t take from us what we won’t release to Him. He won’t

work without our consent.  He cannot remove our character…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 27, 2013 at 5:58am — No Comments

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Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human

being the exact nature of our wrongs.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, Step 5

 

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A half Truth is a whole lie.

 

-- Yiddish…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 26, 2013 at 6:05am — No Comments

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"No one can doubt the ego's skill in building up false cases."

I once knew a man who came on very strong at the beginning of relationships, but couldn't seem to help closing his heart as soon as a woman had opened hers. I have heard that kind of behavior referred to as an "addiction to the attraction phase" in relationships. This man did not maliciously go around hurting women. He sincerely wanted to be in a genuine, committed relation­ship. What he…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 24, 2013 at 6:58am — No Comments

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Love and tolerance of others is our code.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 84

 

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If you do one thing, you will do these hundred and ten things, without ever

thinking about them. If you love, you will unconsciously fulfil the whole…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 23, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments

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At times I go to meetings in a captious, critical mood that I am not even aware of. 

By an odd coincidence, everybody happens to irritate me.  This one talks too

much — that one hasn't enough tolerance for others -- another has said or done

something I consider unkind.  Could it be that my attitude is at fault?  Let me go

back to the fundamentals. What am I looking for?  Help and…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 23, 2013 at 5:45am — No Comments

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Though I still find it difficult to accept today's pain and anxiety with

any great degree of serenity — as those more advanced in the spiritual

life seem able to do — I can give thanks for present pain nevertheless.

 

I find the willingness to do this by contemplating the lessons learned from

past suffering — lessons which have led to the blessings I now enjoy.…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 22, 2013 at 6:41am — No Comments

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I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy.  From the moment of birth,

every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering.  Neither

social conditioning nor education nor ideology affect this.  From the very

core of our being, we simply desire contentment.  I don't know whether the

universe, with its countless galaxies, stars and planets, has a deeper…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 21, 2013 at 7:32am — No Comments

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Love and tolerance of others is our code.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 84

 

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It's been my experience that we are all on the path. Some are little further down 

the road than others, but we are all on it. If I pick what I will or won't participate 

in I will never grow much because…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 20, 2013 at 11:49am — No Comments

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No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness 

that created it.

 

-- Albert Einstein

 

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Step Three involves making a key decision—turning your will 

and life over to your Higher Power. Steps Four through Nine 

are the actions necessary to carry this decision…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 17, 2013 at 5:58am — No Comments

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So Step Six -

"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…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 16, 2013 at 7:04am — No Comments

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But suppose that instinct still cries out, as it certainly will, 

"Yes, respecting alcohol, I guess I have to be dependent 

upon A.A., but in all other matters I must still maintain my 

independence. Nothing is going to turn me into a nonentity. 

If I keep on turning my life and my will over to the care of 

Something or Somebody else, what will become of me?

 

-- Twelve Steps And…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 15, 2013 at 6:52am — No Comments

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The alcoholic, realizing what his wife has endured, and now fully

understanding how much he himself did to damage her and his

children, nearly always takes up his marriage responsibilities

with a willingness to repair what he can and to accept what he

can't. He persistently tries all of A.A.'s Twelve Steps in his home,

often with fine results. At this point he firmly but…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 14, 2013 at 6:49am — No Comments

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The principles we have set down are guides to progress.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 60

 

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Ultimately, you must forget about technique. The further you progress,

the fewer teachings there are. The Great Path is really NO PATH.

 

--…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 13, 2013 at 7:21am — No Comments

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Our behavior is as absurd and incomprehensible with respect to the first drink

as that of an individual with a passion, say, for jay-walking. He gets a thrill out

of skipping in front of fast-moving vehicles. He enjoys himself for a few years

in spite of friendly warnings.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 11, 2013 at 6:56am — No Comments

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Love and Being in Love: Love is in our mind and is fueled by chemicals 

and chemistry. New love produces the chemistry in love we all seek.

Throughout history, mankind has deemed the heart the center of love. 

But some scientists tell us love is all in our mind or brain. And fueled by 

chemicals and chemistry.

Some people become veritable love junkies. They need chemistry or 

this chemical excitement to feel…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 10, 2013 at 5:52am — 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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Doubt everything or believe everything: these are two equally

convenient strategies.…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 9, 2013 at 6:59am — No Comments

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