December 2012 Blog Posts (29)

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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Actually we were fooling ourselves, for deep down in every

man, woman, and child, is the fundamental idea of God.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 55  

 

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The road was new to me, as roads always are going back.

 

-- Sarah Orne…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 31, 2012 at 6:47am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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Instead of regarding the satisfaction of our material desires as the

means by which we could live and function as human beings, we

had taken these satisfactions to be the final end and aim of life.

 

--Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 30, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin

but if I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them,

they infect the whole soul.

 

-- Jean-Paul Sartre

 

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Since most of us are born with an abundance of natural…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 29, 2012 at 5:59am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service

to God and the people about us.

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 77  

 

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The moment we use the term 'help', a kind of egocentric idea

enters into us. If we help someone, that means we are in a

superior…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 28, 2012 at 7:10am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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Some of us have tried to hold on to our old ideas

and the result was nil until we let go absolutely.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 58

 

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Very few things really seek knowledge in this world.

Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 27, 2012 at 5:53am — No Comments

Courtesy of Joe @ Sat AM Men's

In solitude we can slowly unmask the illusion of our possessiveness and discover in the center of our own self that we are not what we can conquer, but what is given to us.



In solitude we can listen to the voice of him who spoke to us before we could speak a word, who healed us before we could make any gesture to help, who set us free long before we could free others, and who loved us long before we could give love to anyone.



It is in this solitude that we discover that… Continue

Added by Ed Matthews on December 26, 2012 at 7:50am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

 For Today --

 

Our book is meant to be suggestive only.

We realize we know only a little.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 184 

 

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There is not one big cosmic meaning for all,

there is only the meaning we each give to

our life. . . . To seek a total…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 26, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

For Today –

 

No one among us has been able to maintain anything like perfect

adherence to these principles. We are not saints. The point is,

that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 60

 

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Then no rightful cause was…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 24, 2012 at 5:39am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes

For Today --



Life is a long lesson in humility.



-- Sir James Matthew Barrie



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A great turning point in our lives came when we sought

for humility as something we really wanted,

rather than as something we must have.



-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 76



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The true test of humility is whether you can… Continue

Added by mike Callahan on December 22, 2012 at 6:53am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

Be still, and know that I am God.

 

-- Psalm 46:10



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Movement is the movement of change.

In my experience, if you put your psyche

in motion it will heal itself. Movement is

the medicine. Each of us has the power

and responsibility to heal ourselves, to be

our own medicine man or…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 21, 2012 at 5:57am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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Resentment is the "number one" offender. It destroys more alcoholics

than anything else. From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we

have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually

sick. When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally

and physically. In dealing with resentments, we set them on…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 20, 2012 at 6:14am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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Some of us have tried to hold on to our old ideas and 

the result was nil until we let go absolutely.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 58

 

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Presumption must be quenched even more than a fire.

 

--…

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

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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There are many opportunities even for those of us who feel unable to speak at meetings

or who are so situated that we cannot do much face-to-face Twelfth Step work.

 

-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 110

 

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Once upon a time,…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 18, 2012 at 6:09am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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To keep turning our wills and our lives over to God's care moves us into

unknown territory. We will make mistakes, which is why we need God's

care as we experience it in the Third Step. It's hard to keep going after

we stumble, especially when we keep stumbling over and over again.

 

-- Answers In The…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 17, 2012 at 7:03am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God’s world by mistake.

 

-- Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 450 (3rd Ed.)

-- Acceptance Was The Answer, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 418 (4th Ed.) 

 

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Things are not…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 16, 2012 at 6:58am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

For Today –

 

No one among us has been able to maintain anything like

perfect adherence to these principles. 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…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 14, 2012 at 5:51am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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Nature is at work. Character and destiny are her handiwork.

She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence. All that is

ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow.

 

-- Dr. David Seabury

 

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Here we ask God for…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 13, 2012 at 6:25am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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Ego could be defined as whatever covers up basic goodness. 

From an experiential point of view, what is ego covering up? 

It's covering up our experience of just being here, just fully 

being where we are, so that we can relate with the 

immediacy of our experience. 



-- Pema…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 12, 2012 at 6:05am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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On awakening let us think about the twenty-four hours ahead. 

We consider our plans for the day. Before we begin, we ask 

God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be 

divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 11, 2012 at 5:33am — No Comments

Recovery Quotes / 12 Steps To Recovery

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Logic is great stuff. We liked it. We still like it. It is not by

chance we were given the power to reason, to examine

the evidence of our senses, and to draw conclusions.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 53

 

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Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 10, 2012 at 6:57am — No Comments

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