December 2015 Blog Posts (30)

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... we first took to ourselves.

 

We may do something that we do not want our partner to know,

perhaps something that puts us in a bad light. If we lie about it, what do

we gain? Our secret may be safe, but we have put another brick in the

wall that prevents us from having an open intimate relationship. Our

white lie does not protect our relationship, it damages it. By chipping

away at our…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 31, 2015 at 6:07am — No Comments

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Keep me free of gossip, character assassination and judgment.  Remind

me that although I have humbly asked, my character defects and

shortcomings arise when I least expect them.

 

-- An Alcoholic's Prayer

 

Added by mike Callahan on December 30, 2015 at 5:57am — No Comments

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For Today --.

 

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem.

 

One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, "Do you know

what I just heard about your friend?"

 

Hold on a minute," Socrates replied. "Before telling me anything, I'd like you

to pass a little test. It's called the Three Filter…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 29, 2015 at 6:02am — No Comments

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Throughout life, the two most futile emotions are guilt for what 
has been done, and worry about what might be done.

-- Wayne Dyer

Added by mike Callahan on December 28, 2015 at 6:11am — No Comments

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For Today –
 
The chief activator of our defects has been self-centered fear
 – primarily fear that we would lose something we already 
possessed or would fail to get something we demanded.
 
-- Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions, page 76

Added by mike Callahan on December 27, 2015 at 6:45am — No Comments

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For Today --

 

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, 86

 

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In this lifetime we are like Superman who must…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 26, 2015 at 6:20am — No Comments

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For Today –

 

We think each family which has been relieved owes something to those who

have not, and when the occasion requires, each member of it should be only

too willing to bring former mistakes, no matter how grievous, out of their

hiding places. Showing others who suffer how we were given help is the

very thing which makes life seem so worth while to us…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 25, 2015 at 6:58am — No Comments

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 For Today --

 

Another principle we observe carefully is that we do not relate

intimate experiences of another person unless we are sure he

would approve. We find it better, when possible, to stick to our

own stories.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 24, 2015 at 5:46am — No Comments

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 For Today –

 

Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity

from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other

activities fail. This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other 

alcoholics! You can help when no one else can. You can secure their

confidence when others fail. Remember they are very ill.



 --…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 22, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments

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For Today --

 

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 21, 2015 at 6:53am — No Comments

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Breathe!

Added by mike Callahan on December 20, 2015 at 4:39pm — No Comments

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For Today –

 

To think bad thoughts is really the easiest thing in the world.

If you leave your mind to itself it will spiral down into ever

increasing unhappiness. To think good thoughts, however,

requires effort. This is one of the things that discipline –

training - is about.

 

-- Shogun, James…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 20, 2015 at 6:53am — No Comments

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Our true home is in the present moment. To live in the present moment

is a miracle. The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk

on this green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and

beauty that are available now. Peace is all around us, in the world and

in nature and within us, in our bodies and our spirits. Once we learn to

touch…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 19, 2015 at 6:25am — No Comments

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Implicit throughout A.A.'s Traditions is the confession that our

Fellowship has its sins. We admit that we have character defects as a

society and that these defects threaten us continually. Our Traditions

are a guide to better ways of working and living, and they are to group

survival and harmony what A.A.'s Twelve Steps are to each member's

sobriety and…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 18, 2015 at 5:41am — No Comments

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Humility is not thinking less of myself, but thinking of myself less.

 

-- unknown (but I heard it from a Roxbury man)

 

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Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have

seen and ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be of any…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 17, 2015 at 6:47am — No Comments

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For Today –

 

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that

we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that

most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,

talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?



You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 16, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments

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I can’t prove it’s true, but I choose to believe people treat me the way

I’ve taught them to treat me. This creates a big responsibility for me.

It means that if I don’t like the way someone is treating me, I can alter

their behavior by first changing my own. I can have a positive influence

on the situation. Since I have, by my behavior, taught them to treat me

the…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 15, 2015 at 6:41am — No Comments

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For Today --

 

In a class once Vernon Howard gave this remarkable and very challenging idea: 

"There is a sinister whisper used by darkness that has been highly effective over

the centuries. It is this: ‘With all the knowledge you've collected, you can become

someone, a teacher, a person who doesn't need these studies any more.’"

 

If we seek spiritual principles to cleverly place…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 14, 2015 at 6:56am — No Comments

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For Today --

 

The Serenity Prayer continued --

 

Also, something that you may not have noticed is that contained in the Serenity Prayer are

the ONLY two healthy options that we have when presented with difficulties. Sure, we could

complain, get friends to co-sign our misery or do nothing at all, but these are old behaviors

and bring about no solution. Our emotions…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 13, 2015 at 6:11am — No Comments

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A message to all members of GodsBox

For Today --

 

Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be 

reached by the caravan of thinking.

 

-- Kahlil Gibran



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In this respect alcohol was a great persuader. 

It finally beat us into a state of reasonableness.



-- Alcoholics…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 12, 2015 at 6:58am — No Comments

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