December 2011 Blog Posts (27)

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps to Recovery

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We can only clear the ground a bit. If our testimony helps 

sweep away prejudice, enables you to think honestly, 

encourages you to search diligently within yourself, then, 

if you wish, you can join us on the Broad Highway.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 55

 

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Wholeheartedness…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 31, 2011 at 6:45am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps to Recovery

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Then you will know what it means to give of yourself that others may survive and rediscover life. You will learn the full meaning of "Love thy neighbor as thyself." 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 153 

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When I have attempted to join myself to others by services, it proved an intellectual trick,--no more. They eat your service like apples, and leave you…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 30, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps to Recovery

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This odd trait of mind and emotion, this perverse wish to hide a bad

motive underneath a good one, permeates human affairs from top

to bottom. This subtle and elusive kind of self-righteousness can

underlie the smallest act or thought.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, pages 94,…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 29, 2011 at 7:37am — 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. 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…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 28, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments

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A.A. and acceptance have taught me that there is a bit of good in the worst of us and a bit of bad in the best of us; that we are all chil­dren of God and we each have a right to be here. When I complain about me or about you, I am com­plaining about God’s handiwork. I am saying that I know better than God. 

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

-- Acceptance Was The Answer, Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 27, 2011 at 7:21am — 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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We need to reclaim anger for its proper purpose. It is always a waste of good anger to get annoyed with other human beings.  . . . What the ascetic needs to do is…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 26, 2011 at 8:09am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps to Recovery

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And when we turn away from meditation and prayer,

we likewise deprive our minds, our emotions, and our

intuitions of vitally needed support. As the body can

fail its purpose for lack of nourishment, so can the soul.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 25, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps to Recovery

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The way our “worthy” alcoholics have sometimes tried to

judge the “less worthy” is, as we look back on it, rather

comical. Imagine, if you can, one alcoholic judging another.

 

-- Bill W.

 

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Wisdom by itself is like an empty gold vessel, it needs to…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 24, 2011 at 7:08am — No Comments

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Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to Him

and to your fellows. Clear away the wreckage of your past. Give freely of

what you find and join us. We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit,

and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.

    May God bless you and keep you - until then.

 

--…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 22, 2011 at 6:14am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps to Recovery

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

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 83, 84

 

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As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler;

solitude will not be solitude,…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 21, 2011 at 6:39am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps to Recovery

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Being convinced that self, manifested in various ways, was what

had defeated us, we considered its common manifestations.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 64

 

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The words "I am" are potent words; be careful what you hitch

them to.  The thing you're…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 20, 2011 at 6:27am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

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We avoid retaliation or argument. We wouldn't treat sick people that way.

If we do, we destroy our chance of being helpful. We cannot be helpful to

all people, but at least God will show us how to take a kindly and tolerant

view of each and every one.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 19, 2011 at 6:52am — No Comments

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Step Eleven suggests prayer and meditation. We shouldn't be

shy on this matter of prayer. Better men than we are using it

constantly. It works, if we have the proper attitude and work

at it.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, pages 85,…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 18, 2011 at 7:44am — No Comments

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As we go through the day we pause, when agitated

or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 87  

 

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Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop

a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming

peaceful,…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 16, 2011 at 7:11am — No Comments

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The first requirement is that we be convinced that any life run on

self-will can hardly be a success.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 60

 

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. . . —the fundamental and first message of Alcoholics Anonymous to

its members is that they are not…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 15, 2011 at 7:14am — No Comments

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Where humility had formerly stood for a forced feeding on humble pie, it

now begins to mean the nourishing ingredient which can give us serenity.

This improved perception of humility starts another revolutionary change

in our outlook.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 14, 2011 at 6:49am — No Comments

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I was to test my thinking by the new God-consciousness within.

Common sense would thus become uncommon sense. I was to

sit quietly when in doubt, asking only for direction and strength

to meet my problems as He would have me.

 

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

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Added by mike Callahan on December 13, 2011 at 6:52am — No Comments

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So I’m better off if I don’t give advice, don’t figure I know

what’s best, and just accept life on life’s terms, as It is

today—especially my own life, as It actually is.

 

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

-- Acceptance Was The Answer, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 417…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 12, 2011 at 6:39am — No Comments

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So long as we cling, we are bound.  The alcoholic knows that truth as

well as anyone on this earth, for it is the very essence of addiction to

cling to some fixed, repetitive, once-meaningful but now self-destructive

pattern. Yet the alcoholic—and the rest of us, in one way or another—

hang on. “Let go,” the voice calls out. “Let go of the bottle (or the…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 10, 2011 at 7:02am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes



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Will today’s nearby advantages boomerang into large liabilities 

for tomorrow? The temptation will almost always be to seize the 

nearby benefits and quite forget about the harmful precedents 

or consequences that we may be setting in motion.  

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, Concept…

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