November 2013 Blog Posts (27)

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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You will learn the full meaning of "Love thy neighbor as thyself."

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 153

 

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You may seek companionship and warmth, for example, but if

your unconscious intention is to keep people at a distance, the

experiences of…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 30, 2013 at 6:18am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery / 12 Stepology

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You say, "Yes, I'm willing. But am I to be consigned to a life where

I shall be stupid, boring and glum, like some righteous people I see?

I know I must get along without liquor, but how can I? Have you a

sufficient substitute?"

    Yes, there is a substitute and it is vastly more than that. It is a

fellowship in Alcoholics Anonymous. There you will find…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 29, 2013 at 6:09am — No Comments

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So we let God discipline us in the simple way we have just outlined.

But this is not all. There is action and more action. "Faith without

works is dead." The next chapter is entirely devoted to Step Twelve.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 28, 2013 at 6:41am — No Comments

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To get completely away from our aversion to the idea of being

humble, to gain a vision of humility as the avenue to true

freedom of the human spirit, to be willing to work for humility

as something to be desired for itself, takes most of us a long,

long time.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 27, 2013 at 5:41am — No Comments

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He may be kind, considerate, patient, generous; even modest and self-

sacrificing. On the other hand, he may be mean, egotistical, selfish and

dishonest. But, as with most humans, he is more likely to have varied traits.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 26, 2013 at 5:40am — No Comments

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Keep coming back!

 

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I have not failed.  I have just found

ten thousand ways that won’t work.

 

-- Thomas Edison

 

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Get up, stand up!

Don't give up the fight! (Jah)

 

--…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 25, 2013 at 6:20am — No Comments

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So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making. They

arise out of ourselves, and the alcoholic is an extreme example

of self-will run riot, though he usually doesn't think so. Above

everything, we alcoholics must be rid of this selfishness.

We must, or it kills us! God makes that possible.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 24, 2013 at 6:52am — No Comments

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Then came the test whether our growing groups could live

and work together, whether the enormous explosive quality

of our fellowship would find in our principles of recovery a

sufficient containing element. Soon we came to realize little

by little that we of Alcoholics Anonymous must hang

together or indeed we should hang…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 23, 2013 at 6:10am — No Comments

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We commenced to make many fast friends and a fellowship has grown 

up among us of which it is a wonderful thing to feel a part.

 

-- BILL’S STORY, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 15

 

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The second tenant 
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Added by mike Callahan on November 22, 2013 at 6:40am — No Comments

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A pile of wisdom and experience is packed into the Twelve Steps. I have even compared 

the inspired forty minutes during which those steps were given to the Founder, to the Ten 

Tables of Law that were given to Moses on Mt. Sinai.  Many skeptical folk are inclined to say,

"Oh, this is a gathering of previous experience; it didn't come all at once like that."  I have 

no doubt about…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 21, 2013 at 6:09am — 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…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 20, 2013 at 5:37am — No Comments

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

 

-- Alocoholics Anonymous, pages 83, 84

 

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Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any

opinions at all.

 

-- Georg…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 18, 2013 at 7:54am — No Comments

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I thought of my poor wife. There had been much

happiness after all. What would I not give to

make amends. But that was over now.

 

-- Bill’s Story, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 8

 

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Did you ever see a robin weep

When leaves begin to…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 15, 2013 at 7:10am — No Comments

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Here we ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision. 

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 13

 

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Surrender is the last…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 14, 2013 at 5:39am — No Comments

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Renewing my resolve, I tried again. Some time passed, and confidence began to

be replaced by cock-sureness. I could laugh at the gin mills. Now I had what it

takes! One day I walked into a cafe to telephone. In no time I was beating on the

bar asking myself how it happened. As the whisky rose to my head I told myself

I would manage better next time, but I might as well get…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 13, 2013 at 5:50am — No Comments

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In three brief lines Dante says that the journey begins right here. 

In the middle of the road. Right beneath your feet. This is the place. 

There is no other place and no other time. Even if you are successful 

and follow the road you have set yourself, you can never leave here. 

Despite everything you have achieved, life refuses to grant you, 

and always will refuse to grant you, immunity from…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 12, 2013 at 5:28am — No Comments

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Now wait a minute, old-timer. Did Dr. Bob call Bill W. for help? Did

the first Akronites call Dr. Bob? Did the alcoholics in Rockland State

Hospital in 1939 call AA? The answer to all three questions is no.

If we judge by the dictionary definition what we know of our co-

founders' early activities, it becomes clear that they did promote

AA. They had to; there was…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 11, 2013 at 5:37am — No Comments

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Were we kind and loving toward all? What could we have done better? 

Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time? Or were we thinking 

of what we could do for others, of what we could pack into the stream 

of life?



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 86

 

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When you…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 10, 2013 at 6:39am — No Comments

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If she knows in a general way that we have been wild,

should we tell her in detail?

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 81

 

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Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place,

but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 9, 2013 at 5:59am — No Comments

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To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.





-- Bernadette Devlin



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We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. 

 

Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 8, 2013 at 5:43am — No Comments

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