October 2013 Blog Posts (28)

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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We, who have traveled this dubious path, beg you to lay aside

prejudice, even against organized religion. We have learned

that whatever the human frailties of various faiths may be,

those faiths have given purpose and direction to millions.

People of faith have a logical idea of what life is all about.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 30, 2013 at 5:41am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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A 12 Step meeting is not group therapy, counseling, church

or a garbage dump. This is the place to carry the message

of recovery, not spread your disease.

 

--The Last Chance Texaco

 

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Such patients attempt to transform the…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 28, 2013 at 5:28am — No Comments

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Believe me , I know what you have suffered, and share your joy in getting well.

Among older AA's there is a great deal of this nervous breakdown business.

I certainly share your view that glandular ill health plays a heavy part in many

of them. I also believe that the withdrawal of alcohol is likely to accentuate the

neurosis in many of us. Our neurosis may break out in a very…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 27, 2013 at 7:38am — No Comments

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As we became subjects of King Alcohol, shivering denizens of his

mad realm, the chilling vapor that is loneliness settled down. It

thickened, ever becoming blacker. Some of us sought out sordid places,

hoping to find understanding companionship and approval.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 26, 2013 at 6:50am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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Many of us would not have been able to stay clean and sober were

it not for the special one-to-one relationships with our sponsors.

 

-- Choosing Your Sponsor, Cocaine Anonymous

 

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The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 25, 2013 at 5:38am — No Comments

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The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have

discovered a common solution.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 17

 

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People in distress will sometimes prefer a problem that is

familiar to a solution that is…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 24, 2013 at 5:58am — No Comments

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We had long talks when I would still her forebodings by telling her that men

of genius conceived their best projects when drunk; that the most majestic

constructions of philosophic thought were so derived.

 

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

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Added by mike Callahan on October 23, 2013 at 6:05am — No Comments

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Here was something at work in a human heart which had

done the impossible. My ideas about miracles were drastically

revised right then. Never mind the musty past; here sat a

miracle directly across the kitchen table.

 

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

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Added by mike Callahan on October 22, 2013 at 5:42am — No Comments

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At some of these we balked. We thought we could find an easier, softer way. 

But we could not.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 58



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Your mind works very simply:  you are either trying to find out what are God's 

laws in…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 21, 2013 at 7:25am — 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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Being out of control is one of the…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 20, 2013 at 6:55am — No Comments

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There is an objective reality out there, but we view it through 

the spectacles of our beliefs, attitudes, and values.

 

-- David G. Myers

 

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Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things 

before breakfast.
 

 

-- Lewis…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 19, 2013 at 6:50am — No Comments

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When I focus on what’s good today, I have a good day, 

and when I focus on what’s bad, I have a bad day. If I 

focus on a problem, the problem in-creases; if I focus 

on the answer, the answer increases.

 

-- Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 451 (3rd Ed.)

-- Acceptance Was The Answer, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 419(4th Ed.)…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 18, 2013 at 6:57am — No Comments

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We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.

We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.

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

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, pages, 83, 84

 

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Sometimes awful…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 17, 2013 at 3:57am — No Comments

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It was only a matter of being willing to believe in a Power greater than myself.

 Nothing more was required of me to make my beginning.

 I saw that growth could start from that point. Upon a foundation of complete

willingness I might build what I saw in my friend. Would I have it? Of course

I would!

 

--…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 16, 2013 at 5:04am — No Comments

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I would also like to apologize for continually referring to God

in the traditional masculine image, but I have done so in the

interest of simplicity rather than from any rigidly held concept

as to gender.

 

-- M. Scott Peck, The Road Less…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 15, 2013 at 5:35am — No Comments

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Some of us have tried to hold on to our old ideas 

and the result was nil until we let go absolutely.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 58



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The only thing that interferes with my learning is 

my education.

 

-- Albert…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 14, 2013 at 6:52am — 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…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 13, 2013 at 6:47am — No Comments

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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. As we felt new power flow in, as we enjoyed

peace of…

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

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Can you discard the feeling that you are dealing only with habit, with

stubbornness, or a weak will? If this presents difficulty, re-reading

chapters two and three, where the alcoholic sickness is discussed

at length might be worth while.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 11, 2013 at 6:36am — No Comments

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We missed the reality and the beauty of the forest because

we were diverted by the ugliness of some of its trees.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 80

 

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So many assume the truth is either black or white...

It's all evolution or it's totally creation, for example.…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 9, 2013 at 10:22am — No Comments

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