November 2014 Blog Posts (31)

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Each person is like an actor who wants to run the whole show; 

is forever trying to arrange the lights, the ballet, the scenery 

and the rest of the players in his own way. If his arrangements 

would only stay put, if only people would do as he wished, the 

show would be great. Everybody, including himself, would be 

pleased. Life would be wonderful.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, pages…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 30, 2014 at 6:24am — 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 any…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 29, 2014 at 6:21am — No Comments

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The family of an alcoholic longs for the return of happiness 

and security. They remember when father was romantic, 

thoughtful and successful. Today's life is measured against 

that of other years and, when it falls short, the family may 

be unhappy.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 28, 2014 at 5:35am — No Comments

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In thinking about our day we may face indecision.

We may not be able to determine which course to take.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 86

 

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True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how

little…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 27, 2014 at 6:05am — No Comments

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We are not saints. The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual 

lines. The principles we have set down are guides to progress. We claim 

spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 60

 

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A priest of the Greek…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 26, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

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Most of our experiences are what the psychologist William 

James calls the “educational variety” because they develop 

slowly over a period of time. Quite often friends of the new-

comer are aware of the difference long before he is himself. 

 

-- Spiritual Experience, Alcoholics…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 25, 2014 at 5:39am — No Comments

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Then there are types entirely normal in every respect except in the effect

alcohol has upon them. They are often able, intelligent, friendly people. 

All these, and many others, have one symptom in common: they cannot 

start drinking without developing the phenomenon of craving. This

phenomenon, as we have suggested, may be the manifestation of an

allergy which…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 24, 2014 at 5:33am — No Comments

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This was our course: We realized that the people who wronged us were 

perhaps spiritually sick. Though we did not like their symptoms and the 

way these disturbed us, they, like ourselves, were sick too. We asked 

God to help us show them the same tolerance, pity, and patience that 

we would cheerfully grant a sick friend. When a person offended we 

said to ourselves, "This is a sick man. How can I be helpful to…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 23, 2014 at 6:23am — No Comments

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We have found much of heaven and we have been rocketed into a 

fourth dimension of existence of which we had not even dreamed.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 25 

 

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There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. 

You will find that deep place of silence…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 22, 2014 at 5:28am — No Comments

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I'm so tired, but I can't sleep...standing on the edge of something 

much too deep...funny how I feel so much but cannot say a word

...we are screaming inside, oh, but we can't be heard...so afraid 

to love you, more afraid to lose...clinging to a past.

 

-- Sarah…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 21, 2014 at 5:29am — No Comments

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Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely 

give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who 

are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 58

 

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To the extent that you…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 20, 2014 at 5:34am — No Comments

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When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken, 

giving views to passion without that proper deliberation which alone can 

secure them from the grossest absurdities.



-- David Hume

 

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A person unlearns arrogance when he knows he is always among…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 18, 2014 at 5:23am — No Comments

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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 November 17, 2014 at 5:16am — 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 November 16, 2014 at 6:34am — No Comments

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It's been my experience that we are all on the path. Some are little further

down the road than others, but we are all on it. If I pick what I will or won't

participate in I will never grow much because I will make sure I am not

uncomfortable, therefore I won't grow through anything. Maybe I need to

feel superior so I can experience the pain of being self righteous…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 15, 2014 at 6:33am — No Comments

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“Nobody invented Alcoholics Anonymous.”

“A. A. was not invented.”

“Each of A.A.’s principles, every one of them, has been borrowed from ancient sources.”

 

-- Bill W.

 

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Happiness…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 14, 2014 at 5:21am — No Comments

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My intellectual heroes, the chemists, the astronomers, even

the evolutionists, suggested vast laws and forces at work.

Despite contrary indications, I had little doubt that a mighty

purpose and rhythm underlay all. How could there be so

much of precise and immutable law, and no intelligence?

I simply had to believe in a Spirit of the Universe,…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 13, 2014 at 5:26am — 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…

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Added by mike Callahan on November 12, 2014 at 5:16am — 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 November 11, 2014 at 5:34am — 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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