October 2012 Blog Posts (33)

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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It is nowhere evident, at least in this life, that our Creator expects us

fully to eliminate our instinctual drives. So far as we know, it is

nowhere on the record that God has completely removed

from any human beingall his natural drives.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 31, 2012 at 5:50am — No Comments

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“The past has no power over the present moment.”

Added by mike Callahan on October 30, 2012 at 6:59pm — No Comments

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Lust is, of all the frailties of our nature, what most we ought to fear; 

the headstrong beast rushes along, impatient of the course; nor 

hears the rider's call, nor feels the rein.



-- Nicholas Rowe

 

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Unreasonable fear that our instincts will not be satisfied…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 30, 2012 at 5:50am — No Comments

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I was to test my thinking by the new God-consciousness within. 

Common sense would thus become uncommon sense. I was to 

sit quietly when in doubt, asking only for direction and strength 

to meet my problems as He would have me. Never was I to pray 

for myself, except as my requests bore on my usefulness to 

others. Then only might I expect to receive. But that would be in 

great measure.     My friend…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 29, 2012 at 6:09am — No Comments

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Putting out of our minds the wrongs others had done, we 

resolutely looked for our own mistakes. Where had we 

been selfish, dishonest, self-seeking and frightened?

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 67



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The discovery of truth is prevented more…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 28, 2012 at 9:48am — No Comments

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They have a new attitude, and they have been saved from a living death.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 150

 

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Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and

because it has fresh peaches in it.





-- Alice… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on October 27, 2012 at 8:45am — No Comments

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To be conscious of Being, you need to reclaim consciousness 

from the mind. This is one of the most essential tasks on your 

spiritual journey.



-- Eckhart Tolle



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But he will be curious to learn why his own convictions have 

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Added by mike Callahan on October 26, 2012 at 5:46am — No Comments

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Is it all right to be me? And can my search for perfection be completely

within these terms? Or do I have to import some holy but alien self?

Do I have to plaster on to myself a system that for me is identical

with the hopeless?

 

-- William…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 25, 2012 at 5:56am — No Comments

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Through sharing, both of our co-founders discovered, their own sober

lives could be enriched beyond measure.

 

-- Questions and Answers on Sponsorship, Alcoholics Anonymous pamphlet 275M

 

 

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Q: Do you ever feel the…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 24, 2012 at 5:48am — No Comments

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I, who had thought so well of myself and my abilities,

of my capacity to surmount obstacles, was cornered

at last. Now I was to plunge into the dark, joining that

endless procession of sots who had gone on before.

 

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

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Added by mike Callahan on October 23, 2012 at 5:50am — No Comments

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We have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by 

which faith can be acquired. If what we have learned and felt and 

seen means anything at all, it means that all of us, whatever our race, 

creed, or color are the children of a living Creator with whom we may 

form a relationship upon simple and understandable terms as soon as 

we are willing and honest enough to try. Those having…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 22, 2012 at 5:53am — No Comments

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When we retire at night, we constructively review our day. 

Were we resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid? Do we owe 

an apology? Have we kept something to ourselves which 

should be discussed with another person at once? Were we 

kind and loving toward all? What could we have done better? 

Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time?

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 21, 2012 at 7:22am — No Comments

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We turned back to the list, for it held the key to the future. 

We were prepared to look at it from an entirely different 

angle.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 66

 

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A flash of enlightenment offers a preview of coming 

attractions, but when it fades, you will see more…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 20, 2012 at 6:13am — No Comments

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We have emphasized willingness as being indispensable. 

Are we now ready to let God remove from us all the things 

which we have admitted are objectionable? Can He now 

take them all - every one?

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 19, 2012 at 5:39am — No Comments

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Let no alcoholic say he cannot recover unless he has his 

family back. This just isn't so. In some cases the wife will 

never come back for one reason or another. 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…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 18, 2012 at 6:12am — No Comments

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Maybe I can postpone dealing with some of my problems indefinitely.

Of course, this won't do. Such a bluffing of oneself will have to go 

the way of many another pleasant rationalization. 

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 690

 

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Everything we do,…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 17, 2012 at 5:44am — No Comments

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As each member of a resentful family begins to see his shortcomings 

and admits them to the others, he lays a basis for helpful discussion.

These family talks will be constructive if they can be carried on with-

out heated argument, self-pity, self-justification or resentful criticism.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 16, 2012 at 5:45am — No Comments

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The joy of living we really have, even under pressure and difficulty. 

 

-- Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 15

 

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There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing 

is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 15, 2012 at 5:44am — No Comments

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As each member of a resentful family begins to see his shortcomings 

and admits them to the others, he lays a basis for helpful discussion.

These family talks will be constructive if they can be carried on with-

out heated argument, self-pity, self-justification or resentful criticism.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 13, 2012 at 7:16am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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As each member of a resentful family begins to see his shortcomings 

and admits them to the others, he lays a basis for helpful discussion.

These family talks will be constructive if they can be carried on with-

out heated argument, self-pity, self-justification or resentful criticism.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 13, 2012 at 7:16am — No Comments

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