October 2015 Blog Posts (24)

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In some circumstances we have gone out deliberately to 

get drunk, feeling ourselves justified by nervousness, 

anger, worry, depression, jealousy or the like.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 37

 

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Things, bodies and egos, events, situations, thoughts,

emotions, desires, ambitions,…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 31, 2015 at 5:58am — No Comments

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Were we kind and loving toward all?



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 86

 

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We are not obliged to like anyone; but we are under a 

binding obligation to love everyone, love, or charity as 

the Bible calls it, meaning a vivid sense of impersonal 

good will. This has nothing directly to do…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 29, 2015 at 5:42am — No Comments

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Perhaps the best thing of all for me is to remember that my serenity is 

inversely proportional to my expec­tations. The higher my expectations 

of Max and other people are, the lower is my serenity. I can watch my 

serenity level rise when I discard my expectations. But then my “rights” 

try to move in, and they, too, can force my serenity level down. I have to 

discard my “rights,” as well as my expectations, by asking…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 28, 2015 at 6:01am — No Comments

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We know what you are thinking. You are saying to yourself: "I'm jittery 

and alone. I couldn't do that." 

But you can. You forget that you have just now tapped a source of 

power much greater than yourself.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 27, 2015 at 6:11am — No Comments

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Character-building through suffering might be all 

right for saints, but it certainly didn't appeal to us.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 74

 

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Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free 

of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of 

life and death. But…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 26, 2015 at 6:13am — No Comments

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It is a spiritual axiom that every time we are disturbed, no 

matter what the cause, there is something wrong with us. 



-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 90

 

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All violent feelings have the same effect. They produce in us 

a falseness in all our impressions of…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 25, 2015 at 6:12am — No Comments

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Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

 

-- Khalil Gibran



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Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find 

all the barriers within yourself that you have built against…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 24, 2015 at 5:47am — No Comments

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Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life 

amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.



-- Wallace Stegner



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Burn the idea into the consciousness of every man that 

he can get well regardless of anyone. The only…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 22, 2015 at 5:51am — No Comments

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evil temper—

For embittering life, for breaking up communities, 

for destroying the most sacred relationships, for 

devastating homes, for withering up men and women, 

for taking the bloom of childhood, in short, for sheer 

gratuitous misery-producing power this influence 

stands alone.



-- Henry Drummond, The Greatest Thing in The…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 20, 2015 at 7:24pm — No Comments

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When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or 

situation—some fact of my life—unacceptable to me, and I can find no 

serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being 

exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.

 

-- Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 449 (3rd Ed.)

-- Acceptance Was The Answer, Alcoholics…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 18, 2015 at 6:56am — 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 17, 2015 at 6:20am — 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 16, 2015 at 5:23am — 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 15, 2015 at 5:55am — 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 13, 2015 at 6:07am — No Comments

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We are careful never to pray for our own selfish 

ends. Many of us have wasted a lot of time doing 

that and it doesn't work. 

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 87

 

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Don't pray to escape trouble. 

Don't pray to be comfortable in your emotions. 

Pray to do the will of God in every…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 11, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments

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It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not 

be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but 

do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your 

enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.



-- Sun…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 9, 2015 at 5:36am — No Comments

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Alcoholics sometimes have emergencies; 

Alcoholics Anonymous does not.

 

-- unknown



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We have turned from You and from each 

other to go our selfish ways. Forgive us; 

We are confused in our counsels.

 

-- Sacred…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 8, 2015 at 5:47am — 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, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 7, 2015 at 8:11am — No Comments

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We began to see that the world and its people really 

dominated us. In that state, the wrong-doing of others, 

fancied or real, had power to actually kill. 

How could we escape?



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 66



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To become the spectator…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 6, 2015 at 5:54am — No Comments

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Since the home has suffered more than anything else, it is well 

that a man exert himself there. He is not likely to get far in any 

direction if he fails to show unselfishness and love under his 

own roof. We know there are difficult wives and families, but 

the man who is  getting over alcoholism must remember he 

did much to make them so.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on October 5, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments

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