November 2011 Blog Posts (31)

Recovery Quotes

For Today --

 

We found the Great Reality deep down within us. In the last analysis

it is only there that He may be found. It was so with us.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 55

 

******************************************************

 

And, of course, the paramount discovery gradually dawns as the

pilgrimage…

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 30, 2011 at 6:37am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today –

 

I grew up thinking that I had to perfect my personality, then I got 

into AA, and AA said, no, that isn't the way we do it: only God can 

remove our defects. I was amazed to find that I couldn't be a 

better person simply by trying harder! 

 

-- Interview With Dr.Paul O., AAGrapevine, July…

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 29, 2011 at 6:19am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today --

 

You are uneasy, . . . you never sailed with me before, I see.

 

-- Andrew Jackson

 

********************************************************

We usually conclude the period of meditation with a prayer

that we be shown all through the day what our next step is

to be, that we be given whatever we need to take care…

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 28, 2011 at 6:34am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today --

 

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God

as we understood Him.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 59  

 

****************************************************************

 

Consequently, when faced with the idea of turning ourselves over to

God’s care (that’s what it means to have…

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 27, 2011 at 8:21am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today –

 

My friend suggested what then seemed a novel idea. He said,

"Why don't you choose your own conception of God?"

    That statement hit me hard. It melted the icy intellectual

mountain in whose shadow I had lived and shivered many years.

 

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

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 25, 2011 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today –

 

When, therefore, we speak to you of God, we mean your own conception of God.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 



*****************************************************************************************************



Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age…

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 24, 2011 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today --

 

We recovered alcoholics are not so much brothers in

virtue as we are brothers in our defects, and in our

common strivings to overcome them.

 

-- As Bill Sees It

 

**************************************************

 

I not deny,

  The jury passing on the prisoner's life

    May in the…

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 24, 2011 at 10:23am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

or Today --

 

If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go

to any length to get it-then you are ready to take certain steps.

    At some of these we balked. We thought we could find an

easier, softer way. But we could not.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page,…

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 23, 2011 at 6:31am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today –

 

Nothing pays off like restraint of tongue and pen. 

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 91

 

*******************************************************************



You never saw a fish on the wall with its mouth shut.



-- Sally…

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 22, 2011 at 6:59am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

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…

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 22, 2011 at 6:41am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

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…

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 21, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

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 76



*********************************************************************************



Throughout life, the two most futile emotions are…

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 20, 2011 at 6:56am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today –

 

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…

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 19, 2011 at 6:59am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today --



To indulge in a sense of execration of anyone (quite irrespective

of any question of deserts, or otherwise, in the object of your 

condemnation) is certain to bring trouble upon your own head

proportionate to the intensity of the feeling you entertain, and 

the number of times or minutes that you devote to it.

 

-- Emmet Fox, The Sermon on the…

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 18, 2011 at 6:43am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today --

 

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

 

***********************************************************

 

Sometimes awful…

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 17, 2011 at 6:31am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today --

 

When we seemed to be succeeding, we drank to dream

still greater dreams. When we were frustrated, even in

part,we drank for oblivion.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 71

 

***************************************************

 

Drunkenness can be a kind of shortcut to the higher…

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 16, 2011 at 6:26am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today –

 

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…

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 15, 2011 at 6:57am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today --

 

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,…

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 14, 2011 at 6:29am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

Alcoholics Anonymous and Buddhism

by John Barleycorn

Waynedale News, July 9, 2007



I first met a Buddhist monk in the mid 1970's and later during the late 1980's and my most recent encounter with Buddhist thought happened in April 2007 when my son gave me a book titled The Monk and the Philosopher, a father-son dialogue between a French philosopher named Jean-Francois Revel and his son Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist…

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 13, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

DIG DEEP IN ONE PLACE



We present the stories of two people whose lives were saved by the Twelve Steps, which were first introduced to the world by Alcoholics Anonymous in 1939.  We are two people who have no psychological or theological training, two people who are writing about their own experiences of actually going through the process of the Twelve Steps.    The discoveries made during this journey are shared with the reader in everyday, practical  language.   Finding the hidden…

Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 12, 2011 at 7:34am — No Comments

© 2017   Created by mike Callahan.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service