September 2013 Blog Posts (32)

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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Now and then the family will be plagued by spectres from

the past, for the drinking career of almost every alcoholic

has been marked by escapades, funny, humiliating,

shameful or tragic.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 30, 2013 at 7:26am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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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. 



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

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Added by mike Callahan on September 28, 2013 at 6:48am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 84

 

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The essential surrender happens within you, it has nothing to do with

anybody outside you. The basic surrender is a relaxation, a…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 27, 2013 at 6:46am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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What is his basic trouble? Is he not really a self-seeker even when trying

to be kind? Is he not a victim of the delusion that he can wrest satisfaction

and happiness out of this world if he only manages well? Is it not evident

to all the rest of the players that these are the things he wants? And do not

his actions make each of them wish to retaliate, snatching all they can…

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Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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Surrender appears easy because people imagine that, once they say

with their lips `I surrender' and put their burdens on their Lord, they

can be free and do what they like. But the fact is that you can have

no likes or dislikes after your surrender; your will should become

completely non-existent, the Lord's will taking its place. The death

of the ego in this way…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 25, 2013 at 5:50am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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To some extent we have become God-conscious. We have

begun to develop this vital sixth sense. But we must go

further and that means more action.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 85

 

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Well being is a condition one has to groom, a…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 24, 2013 at 6:47am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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How does sponsorship help the newcomer?

 

It assures the newcomer that there is at least one person who

understands the situation fully and cares - one person to turn

to without embarrassment when doubts, questions, or

problems linked to alcoholism arise.

 

-- A.A. Pamphlet, Questions and Answers on…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 23, 2013 at 6:38am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

For Today --

 

How does sponsorship help the newcomer?

 

It assures the newcomer that there is at least one person who

understands the situation fully and cares - one person to turn

to without embarrassment when doubts, questions, or

problems linked to alcoholism arise.

 

-- A.A. Pamphlet, Questions and Answers on…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 22, 2013 at 6:50am — No Comments

12 Stepology

We sometimes hurt those we love because they need to be "taught a lesson,"

when we really want to punish. We were depressed and complained we felt

bad, when in fact we were mainly asking for sympathy and attention. This

odd trait of mind and emotion, this perverse wish to hide a bad motive

underneath a good one, permeates human affairs from top to bottom.

This subtle and elusive kind of self-righteousness can underlie the smallest

act or thought. Learning daily to… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on September 21, 2013 at 7:19am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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Our Twelve Steps, when simmered down to the last, resolve

themselves into the words “love” and “service.” 

 

-- Dr Bob, 3 July 1950, 1st International AA Convention, Cleveland, Ohio

 

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Our goal while on this earth is to transcend our illusions…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 20, 2013 at 5:56am — No Comments

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We were reborn.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 63

 

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God had brought me to my knees and made me

acknowledge my own nothingness, and out of

that knowledge I had been reborn. I was no

longer the centre of my life and therefore…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 19, 2013 at 6:18am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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The word God still aroused a certain antipathy. When the thought

was expressed that there might be a God personal to me this

feeling was intensified. I didn't like the idea.

 

-- Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 18, 2013 at 6:06am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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The moment we ponder a twisted or broken relationship with another person,

our emotions go on the defensive. To escape looking at the wrongs we have

done another, we resentfully focus on the wrong he has done us. This is

especially true if he has, in fact, behaved badly at all. Triumphantly we seize

upon his misbehavior as the perfect excuse for minimizing or forgetting our…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 17, 2013 at 6:57am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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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 September 16, 2013 at 6:36am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

 

From: Bill Cleveland [mailto:billc@kitchentableaa.com

Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2013 4:11 PM

To: Bill Cleveland

Subject: Promises

 

 

 

For Today –

 

We…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 15, 2013 at 7:19am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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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.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 14, 2013 at 6:08am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

For Today –

 

Seeing much of each other, scarce an evening passed that someone's home

did not shelter a little gathering of men and women, happy in their release,

and constantly thinking how they might present their discovery to some

newcomer. In addition to these casual get-togethers, it became customary

to set apart one night a week for a meeting to be attended by anyone…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 13, 2013 at 6:17am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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 Selfishness - self-centeredness! That, we think, is the

root of our troubles. 

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 61

 

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I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice,

though not in principle. 

 

-- Jane…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 12, 2013 at 5:59am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

For Today --

 

 Selfishness - self-centeredness! That, we think, is the

root of our troubles. 

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 61

 

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I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice,

though not in principle. 

 

-- Jane…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 12, 2013 at 5:57am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

For Today --

 

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot

change, courage to change the things I can, and the

wisdom to know the difference. 

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 84

 

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Sometimes it is more important to discover what one

cannot do,…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 11, 2013 at 6:23am — No Comments

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