August 2015 Blog Posts (21)

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We had a new Employer. Being all powerful, He provided 

what we needed, if we kept close to Him and performed 

His work well. Established on such a footing we became 

less and less interested in ourselves, our little plans and 

designs. More and more we became interested in seeing 

what we could contribute to life.  

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 31, 2015 at 6:20am — 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 August 30, 2015 at 6:47am — No Comments

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Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely 

give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who 

are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 58

 

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To the extent that you…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 28, 2015 at 6:11am — No Comments

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What sort of thinking dominates an alcoholic who repeats 

time after time the desperate experiment of the first drink? 

Friends who have reasoned with him after a spree which 

has brought him to the point of divorce or bankruptcy are 

mystified when he walks directly into a saloon. 

Why does he? Of what is he thinking?



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 27, 2015 at 6:43am — No Comments

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Here we ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision. 

We relax and take it easy. We don't struggle. We are often surprised 

how the right answers come after we have tried this for a while. 

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 13

 

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Added by mike Callahan on August 26, 2015 at 7:13am — No Comments

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To those who wish to secede from A.A. altogether, we extent a cheerful

invitation to do just that. If they can do better by other means, we are glad.

 

-- Twelve Concepts for World Service

 

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It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 25, 2015 at 6:05am — No Comments

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For thousands of years we have been demanding more than our share of security, 

prestige, and romance. When we seemed to be succeeding, we drank to dream 

still greater dreams. When we were frustrated, even in part, we drank for oblivion. 

Never was there enough of what we thought we wanted. In all these strivings, so 

many of them well-intentioned, our crippling handicap had been our lack of 

humility. We had…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 22, 2015 at 8:58am — No Comments

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Following a gossip binge, we can well ask ourselves these questions:

"Why did we say what we did?"  Were we only trying to be helpful and

informative?  Or were we not trying to feel superior by confessing the

other fellow's…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 21, 2015 at 6:09am — No Comments

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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…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 20, 2015 at 6:43am — No Comments

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As we go through the day we pause, when agitated 

or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action. 

We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer 

running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many 

times each day "Thy will be done." We are then in 

much less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry, 

self-pity, or foolish decisions. We become much 

more efficient. We do not tire so easily, for we…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 19, 2015 at 6:39am — No Comments

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Show him the mental twist which leads to the first drink of a 

spree. We suggest you do this as we have done it in the chapter 

on alcoholism. If he is alcoholic, he will understand you at once. 

He will match your mental inconsistencies with some of his own.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 18, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments

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Here we ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision. 

We relax and take it easy. We don't struggle. We are often surprised 

how the right answers come after we have tried this for a while. 

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 13

 

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Surrender is the last…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 16, 2015 at 6:57am — No Comments

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We asked ourselves this: Are not some of us just as biased 

and unreasonable about the realm of the spirit as were the 

ancients about the realm of the material? 



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 51

 

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The most important scientific revolutions all include,…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 14, 2015 at 6:18am — No Comments

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For a brief moment, I had needed and wanted God. There 

had been a humble willingness to have Him with me - and 

He came. But soon the sense of His presence had been 

blotted out by worldly clamors, mostly those within myself. 

And so it had been ever since. How blind I had been.



-- Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 12,…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 13, 2015 at 6:33am — 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 August 12, 2015 at 6:12am — No Comments

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We sometimes hurt those we love because they need to be 

"taught a lesson," when we really want to punish. 

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 94

 

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All violence is the result of people tricking themselves into 

believing that their pain derives from other people and…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 11, 2015 at 6:27am — No Comments

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Most of our experiences are what the psychologist William 

James calls the “educational variety” because they develop 

slowly over a period of time. Quite often friends of the new-

comer are aware of the difference long before he is himself. 

 

-- Spiritual Experience, Alcoholics…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 10, 2015 at 10:14am — No Comments

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The family of an alcoholic longs for the return of happiness 

and security. They remember when father was romantic, 

thoughtful and successful. Today's life is measured against 

that of other years and, when it falls short, the family may 

be unhappy.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 6, 2015 at 6:01am — No Comments

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Sometimes we need to place love ahead of indiscriminate `factual honesty'.

We cannot, under the guise of `perfect honesty', cruelly and unnecessarily

hurt others. Always one must ask, “What is the best and most loving thing I

can do?”

 

-- As Bill Sees It, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 5, 2015 at 6:13am — No Comments

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(The Serenity Prayer)

It opens by asking God to grant us serenity to accept things we cannot change.

I have always thought that this was unusual because it seems to me that serenity

doesn't create acceptance. How it's always worked for me though is that serenity

comes after acceptance, but who am I to argue. More importantly, it's been my

experience that most of the time,…

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Added by mike Callahan on August 3, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments

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