September 2015 Blog Posts (22)

Recovery Quotes

For Today –

 

Time after time, this apparent calamity has been a boon to us, 

for it opened up a path which led to the discovery of God.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 116

 

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Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the 

linguistic tradition into which he has been born -…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 30, 2015 at 5:59am — 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 September 29, 2015 at 6:11am — No Comments

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Actually, he may be helping you more than you are helping him.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 94

 

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But here was someone who did understand, or at least could. This stranger 

from New York didn’t ask questions and didn’t preach; he offered no “you 

must’s” or…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 28, 2015 at 5:54am — No Comments

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For Today –

 

It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I 

can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the more 

affection I have for them…. Solitude and silence teach me 

to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say.



-- Thomas…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 26, 2015 at 5:42am — 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 September 24, 2015 at 6:05am — No Comments

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While on the subject of confidence, can you adopt the attitude that so far as you are concerned this will be a strictly personal matter, that his alcoholic derelictions, the treatment about to be undertaken, will never be discussed without his consent?

 

-- Alcoholics anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 23, 2015 at 6:11am — No Comments

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Above all, we reject fantasizing and accept reality. The more I drank, the more I fantasized about everything. I imagined getting even for hurts and rejections. In my minds eye, I played and replayed scenes in which I was plucked magically from the bar where I stood nursing a drink, and was instantly exalted to some position of power and prestige. I lived in a dream…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 20, 2015 at 5:23am — No Comments

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This improved perception of humility starts another revolutionary change in our outlook. Our eyes begin to open to the immense values which have come straight out of painful ego-puncturing.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 18, 2015 at 5:26am — 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,…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 17, 2015 at 8:03am — No Comments

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The mind and body are marvelous mechanisms, for mine endured this agony two more years. Sometimes I stole from my wife’s slender purse when the morning terror and madness were on me. Again I swayed dizzily before an open window, or the medicine cabinet where there was poison, cursing myself for a weakling.

 

-- BILL'S STORY, Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 14, 2015 at 7:36am — No Comments

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We have to decide if being peaceful appeals to us more than being right. For some, gratifying the ego takes precedence. Those people will live in perpetual conflict, perhaps never knowing that life could be experienced another way. Seeing all interactions as our opportunities for moments of peacefulness lessens our dread. The decision to walk away is quite empowering. We may even begin to look for these…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 12, 2015 at 7:17am — No Comments

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As you practice unselfishness, honesty, courage, and considerateness,

something amazing will start to happen. The old you will disappear and

die, and a new personality will take its place. And you’ll find that this

new personality and the new way of life that goes with it are far, far

better than the personality and way of life you used to…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 11, 2015 at 5:59am — No Comments

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And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone - even alcohol.  For

by this time sanity will have returned. We will seldom be interested

in liquor. If tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame. We react

sanely and normally, and we will find that this has happened

automatically. We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has

been given us without any…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 10, 2015 at 6:57am — No Comments

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It has often been said of A.A. that we are interested only in alcoholism.

That is not true. We have to get over drinking in order to stay alive. But

anyone who knows the alcoholic personality by firsthand contact knows…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 9, 2015 at 5:39am — No Comments

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Calm, thoughtful reflection upon personal relations can deepen our

insight.  We can go far beyond those things which were superficially

wrong with us, to see those flaws which were basic, flaws which

sometimes were responsible for the whole pattern of our lives.

Thoroughness, we have found, will pay  - - and pay handsomely.

 

-- Twelve Steps and Twelve…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 8, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments

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September 7

Grapevine Quote

"I am glad for everything that has happened to me. I have found a way of life that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world."

Magnolia, Ark., January 1978

"When…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 7, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

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I'm so tired, I haven't slept a wink

I'm so tired, my mind is on the blink

I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink …..

 

….. I’d give you everything I’ve got for a little peace of mind.

 

-- Lennon/McCartney

 

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We constantly remind…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 6, 2015 at 6:40am — No Comments

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Implicit throughout A.A.'s Traditions is the confession that our

Fellowship has its sins. We admit that we have character defects as a

society and that these defects threaten us continually. Our Traditions

are a guide to better ways of working and living, and they are to group

survival and harmony what A.A.'s Twelve Steps are to each member's

sobriety and…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 5, 2015 at 6:51am — No Comments

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A remorseful mumbling that we are sorry won't fill the bill at all.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 58

 

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Changing hands without changing measures is as if a drunkard

in a dropsy should change his doctors, and not his diet.

 

-- John Faucit…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 4, 2015 at 5:27am — No Comments

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The first requirement is that we be convinced that any life run

on self-will can hardly be a success. On that basis we are

almost always in collision with something or somebody,

even though our motives are good.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on September 3, 2015 at 6:06am — No Comments

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