November 2012 Blog Posts (23)

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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Our whole trouble had been the misuse of willpower. We had 

tried to bombard our problems with it instead of attempting 

to bring it into agreement with God's intention for us. To 

make this increasingly possible is the purpose of A.A.'s 

Twelve Steps, and Step Three opens the door.

                                                

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 30, 2012 at 5:51am — No Comments

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A remorseful mumbling that we are sorry won't fill the bill at all.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 83

 

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Words are merely utterances: noises that stand for feelings,

thoughts, and experience. They are symbols. Signs. Insignias.

They are not Truth.…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 29, 2012 at 6:38am — No Comments

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We only have a spiritual kindergarten from which each member is free to

graduate and progress according to the best dictates of his own conscience.

 

-- Bill W.

 

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Truth is an experience, not a belief. Truth never comes by studying about…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 27, 2012 at 6:01am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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We only have a spiritual kindergarten from which each member is free to

graduate and progress according to the best dictates of his own conscience.

 

-- Bill W.

 

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Truth is an experience, not a belief. Truth never comes by studying about…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 27, 2012 at 6:01am — No Comments

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We learned that if we were seriously disturbed, our

first need was to quiet that disturbance, regardless

of who or what we thought caused it.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 47

 

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Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen,…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 26, 2012 at 6:09am — No Comments

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Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it

be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives. Under these

conditions we can employ our mental faculties with assurance, for after all

God gave us brains to use. Our thought-life will be placed on a much higher

plane when our thinking is cleared of wrong…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 25, 2012 at 6:46am — No Comments

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How can they rise out of such misery, bad repute and hopelessness?

The practical answer is that since these things have happened among

us, they can happen with you. Should you wish them above all else,

and be willing to make use of our experience, we are sure they will come.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 23, 2012 at 6:14am — No Comments

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If we can accept the reality of our imperfection, the fact that

we are put together funny, that we are, by our very nature,

limited and thus do not have absolute control over our lives,

we are taking the tentative steps that are all we can take on

the pilgrimage that is spirituality. 



-- The Spirituality of…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 21, 2012 at 6:26am — No Comments

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We should be sensible, tactful, considerate and humble

without being servile or scraping. As God's people we

stand on our feet; we don't crawl before anyone.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 83 

 

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It is often said that if we do not respect…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 20, 2012 at 6:19am — No Comments

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We enjoy moments in which there is something like

real peace of mind. To those of us who have hitherto

known only excitement, depression,  or anxiety - in

other words, to all of us - this newfound peace is a

priceless gift. Something new indeed has been added.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 19, 2012 at 6:13am — No Comments

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Love and tolerance of others is our code.

    And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone –

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 84 

 

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"Love is not provoked."

We have no balance to weigh one another's sins, and coarser and finer…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 16, 2012 at 6:01am — No Comments

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When we became alcoholics, crushed by a self-

imposed crisis we could not postpone or evade, we 

had to fearlessly face the proposition that either God 

is everything or else He is nothing. God either is, or 

He isn't. What was our choice to be?



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 15, 2012 at 8:22am — No Comments

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When the mind withdraws into itself and dispenses

with facts it makes only chaos.

 

-- Edith Hamilton

 

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Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must

be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something

great, they must look…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 14, 2012 at 6:07am — No Comments

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In A.A., sponsor and sponsored meet as equals, just as Bill and Dr. Bob did.

 

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

 

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Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s

a relationship between equals.…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 13, 2012 at 5:43am — No Comments

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This thought brings us to Step Ten, which suggests we continue to take

personal inventory and continue to set right any new mistakes as we go

along. We vigorously commenced this way of living as we cleaned up the

past. We have entered the world of the Spirit. Our next function is to

grow in understanding and effectiveness. This is not an overnight…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 12, 2012 at 6:10am — No Comments

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And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. 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,…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 11, 2012 at 6:52am — No Comments

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We feel that elimination of our drinking is but a beginning. A

much more important demonstration of our principles lies

before us in our respective homes, occupations and affairs.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 19

 

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Now this is not the end. It is…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 9, 2012 at 5:50am — No Comments

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Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 59

 

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Readiness is only the prerequisite for accomplishment. The two should

not be confused. As soon as a state of readiness occurs,…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 8, 2012 at 5:48am — No Comments

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The real significance of my experience in the Cathedral burst upon me.

For a brief moment, I had needed and wanted God. There had been a

humble willingness to have Him with me - and He came. But soon the

sense of His presence had been blotted out by worldly clamors, mostly

those within myself. And so it had been ever since. How blind I had been.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 12,… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on November 7, 2012 at 5:50am — No Comments

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We never thought of making honesty, tolerance, and 

true love of man and God the daily basis of living.

                                                

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 72



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We are all more or less ill till we find by…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 5, 2012 at 5:42am — No Comments

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