October 2014 Blog Posts (33)

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Some of us have been violently anti-religious. To others, the word 

"God" brought up a particular idea of Him with which someone had 

tried to impress them during childhood. 



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 45



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It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 31, 2014 at 5:51am — No Comments

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He warns us, not once but often, that obstinacy in sin can bring

very, very severe punishment in its train, and that a man who

parts with the integrity of his soul -- even though he gain the

whole world – is a terrible fool. But he teaches that we are only

punished for – and actually punished by -- our own mistakes; . . .

 

--…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 30, 2014 at 5:17am — No Comments

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Tradition Two, like all the A.A. Traditions, is the voice of experience,

based upon the trials of thousands of groups in our pioneering time.

The main principles of Tradition Two are crystal clear: the A.A. groups

are to be the final authority; their leaders are to be entrusted with

delegated responsibilities only.



-- The A.A. Service Manual Combined With Twelve Concepts for World… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on October 29, 2014 at 5:39am — No Comments

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Being still inexperienced and having just made conscious contact with God, 

it is not probable that we are going to be inspired at all times. We might pay 

for this presumption in all sorts of absurd actions and ideas. Nevertheless, 

we find that our thinking will, as time passes, be more and more on the 

plane of inspiration. We come to rely upon it.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 28, 2014 at 5:21am — No Comments

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Being still inexperienced and having just made conscious contact with God, 

it is not probable that we are going to be inspired at all times. We might pay 

for this presumption in all sorts of absurd actions and ideas. Nevertheless, 

we find that our thinking will, as time passes, be more and more on the 

plane of inspiration. We come to rely upon it.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 28, 2014 at 5:21am — No Comments

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For we had started to get perspective on ourselves,

which is another way of saying that we were

gaining in humility.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 48

 

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There are no facts, only…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 27, 2014 at 5:18am — No Comments

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We were having trouble with personal relationships, . . .

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 52

 

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The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that

it has taken…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 26, 2014 at 6:43am — No Comments

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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 86

 

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Unmet desires are the source of most…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 25, 2014 at 6:49am — No Comments

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Seldom did we look at character-building as something

desirable in itself, something we would like to strive

for whether our instinctual needs were met or not.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 72

 

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Laws and…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 24, 2014 at 5:29am — No Comments

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Logic is great stuff. We liked it. We still like it. It is not by chance we were 

given the power to reason, to examine the evidence of  our senses, and 

to draw conclusions.  That is one of man's magnificent attributes. We 

agnostically inclined would not feel satisfied with a proposal which does 

not lend itself to reasonable approach and interpretation. Hence we are 

at pains to tell why we think our present…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 23, 2014 at 5:28am — No Comments

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He is like the retired business man who lolls in the Florida sunshine

in the winter complaining of the sad state of the nation; the minister

who sighs over the sins of the twentieth century; politicians and

reformers who are sure all would be Utopia if the rest of the world

would only behave; the outlaw safe cracker who thinks society has

wronged him; and the…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 22, 2014 at 5:40am — No Comments

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Continue to watch for selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear. 

When these crop up, we ask God at once to remove them. We discuss 

them with someone immediately and make amends quickly if we have 

harmed anyone. Then we resolutely turn our thoughts to someone we 

can help. Love and tolerance of others is our code.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 21, 2014 at 5:36am — No Comments

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Setting others free means setting yourself free, because resentment is

really a form of attachment. It is a Cosmic Truth that it takes two to make

a prisoner; the prisoner--and a gaoler. There is no such thing as being a

prisoner on one's own account. Every prisoner must have a gaoler, and

the gaoler is as much a prisoner as his charge. When you hold…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 20, 2014 at 5:25am — No Comments

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I like to have a martini,

Two at the very most.

After three I'm under the table,

after four I'm under my host.

 

-- Dorothy Parker

 

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The first impulse will be to bury these skeletons

in a…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 19, 2014 at 7:33am — No Comments

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We realize we know only a little. 

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 164



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So I’m better off if I don’t give advice, don’t figure I 

know what’s best, and just accept life on life’s terms, 

as it is today—especially my own life, as It actually is.

 

--…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 18, 2014 at 6:20am — No Comments

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And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone – 

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 84

 

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Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not 

having an opinion.



-- Georg Christoph…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 17, 2014 at 6:14am — No Comments

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But what about the real alcoholic? He may start off as a moderate

drinker; he may or may not become a continuous hard drinker;

but at some stage of his drinking career he begins to lose all

control of his liquor consumption, once he starts to drink.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 16, 2014 at 5:32am — No Comments

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Ideas, emotions and attitudes which were once the guiding forces

of these men are suddenly cast to one side, and a completely new

set of conceptions and motives begin to dominate them.

 

-- Carl Jung

 

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Be…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 15, 2014 at 5:27am — No Comments

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So it is necessary for all of us to accept whatever positive gifts 

we receive with a deep humility, always bearing in mind that 

our negative attitudes were first necessary as a means of 

reducing us to such a state that we would be ready for a 

gift of the positive ones via the conversion experience. 



-- As Bill Sees…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 14, 2014 at 5:26am — No Comments

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It works - it really does.

    We alcoholics are undisciplined. So we let God discipline us in

the simple way we have just outlined.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 88

 

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You do not have to do these things—unless you…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 13, 2014 at 7:42am — No Comments

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