September 2011 Blog Posts (34)

Recovery Quotes

For Today --

 

We usually conclude the period of meditation with a prayer that 

we be shown all through the day what our next step is to be, that 

we be given whatever we need to take care of such problems.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 87

 

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The pious men of ancient times used to spend an… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on September 30, 2011 at 7:04am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today --

 

We usually conclude the period of meditation with a prayer that 

we be shown all through the day what our next step is to be, that 

we be given whatever we need to take care of such problems.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 87

 

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The pious men of ancient times used to spend an… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on September 29, 2011 at 7:01am — No Comments

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Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God 

as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power 

to carry that out.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 59

 

But this is not all. There is action and more action. "Faith without works is dead." 

The next chapter is entirely…
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Added by mike Callahan on September 27, 2011 at 6:34am — No Comments

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It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and 

rest on our laurels. We are headed for trouble if we do, 

for alcohol is a subtle foe. We are not cured of alcoholism. 

What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the 

maintenance of our spiritual condition.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…
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Added by mike Callahan on September 26, 2011 at 6:49am — No Comments

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Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule. 
Buddha 

Added by mike Callahan on September 25, 2011 at 7:18am — No Comments

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Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. 
Buddha 

Added by mike Callahan on September 25, 2011 at 7:16am — No Comments

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Be still, and know that I am God.

 

-- Psalm 46:10

 

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We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 83,… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on September 25, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today --

 

We usually conclude the period of meditation with a prayer that 

we be shown all through the day what our next step is to be, that 

we be given whatever we need to take care of such problems.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 87

 

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The pious men of ancient times used to spend an… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on September 24, 2011 at 7:22am — No Comments

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For physical sobriety, we had to give up drinking, and for 

emotional sobriety, we have to give up blaming others. 



-- You Can't Make Me Angry, Dr. Paul O.



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Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; 

he can anger you only…
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Added by mike Callahan on September 23, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

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The principles we have set down are guides to progress.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 60 

 

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Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them 

with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert 

of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following 

them, you…
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Added by mike Callahan on September 22, 2011 at 6:27am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today --



The principles we have set down are guides to progress.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 60 

 

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Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them 

with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert 

of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following 

them, you…
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Added by mike Callahan on September 22, 2011 at 6:26am — No Comments

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At this stage of our progress we are under heavy pressure and 

coercion to do the right thing. We are obliged to choose between 

the pains of trying and the certain penalties of failing to do so. 

These initial steps along the road are taken grudgingly, yet we do 

take them. 

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on September 21, 2011 at 7:02am — No Comments

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Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 59

 

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What is needed is not the will to believe but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite. 

 

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Added by mike Callahan on September 20, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

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And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.

 

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

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

 

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…even my desire to become free or enlightened is just

another craving for fulfillment or completion in the

future.  So don’t seek to become free of desire or

‘achieve’… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on September 19, 2011 at 9:10am — No Comments

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The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 60



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Certain forms of perplexity--for example, about freedom, 

knowledge, and the meaning of life--seem to me to embody 

more insight than any of the supposed solutions to…
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Added by mike Callahan on September 18, 2011 at 7:31am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today --

 

The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 60



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Certain forms of perplexity--for example, about freedom, 

knowledge, and the meaning of life--seem to me to embody 

more insight than any of the supposed solutions to…
Continue

Added by mike Callahan on September 18, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today -- 

 

Misunderstanding and disappointment arise when people mistake the 

teaching for some kind of elaborate conjuring trick. When a man 

supposes that by a wave of the hand, or the repetition of an incantation, 

his circumstances can be changed for the better without any 

corresponding change in his own mentality, he is doomed to disappointment.



-- Emmet…
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Added by mike Callahan on September 17, 2011 at 5:59am — No Comments

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The life of a godly man is like a river, not like a stagnant pool or a 

dead sea. It is ever in motion, sometimes sparkling in the sunbeam, 

and sometimes shivering in the clouds; sometimes chanting 

through scenery as beautiful as Eden, and sometimes moaning 

through districts of miserable desolation; sometimes clear as the 

day, and sometimes black as the night. Still it is ever moving to its 

ocean…
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Added by mike Callahan on September 16, 2011 at 9:19am — No Comments

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Those of us who have spent much time in the world of spiritual 

make-believe have eventually seen the childishness of it. This 

dream world has been replaced by a great sense of purpose, 

accompanied by a growing consciousness of the power of 

God in our lives. We have come to believe He would like us to 

keep our heads in the clouds with Him, but that our feet ought 

to be firmly planted on earth. That is where…
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Added by mike Callahan on September 15, 2011 at 6:55am — No Comments

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If your man accepts your offer, it should be pointed out that physical 

treatment is but a small part of the picture. Though you are providing 

him with the best possible medical attention, he should understand 

that he must undergo a change of heart. To get over drinking will 

require a transformation of thought and attitude. We all had to place 

recovery above everything, for without recovery we…
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Added by mike Callahan on September 14, 2011 at 7:23am — No Comments

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