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I grew up thinking that I had to perfect my personality, then I got 

into AA, and AA said, no, that isn't the way we do it: only God can 

remove our defects. I was amazed to find that I couldn't be a 

better person simply by trying harder! 

 

-- Interview With Dr.Paul O., AAGrapevine, July…

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Added by mike Callahan on March 24, 2016 at 6:17am — No Comments

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Time after time, this apparent calamity has been a boon to us, 

for it opened up a path which led to the discovery of God.



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 116

 

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Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the 

linguistic tradition into which he has been born -…

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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 March 19, 2016 at 7:51am — No Comments

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Actually, he may be helping you more than you are helping him.

 

-- Alcoholics Anonymous, page 94

 

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But here was someone who did understand, or at least could. This stranger 

from New York didn’t ask questions and didn’t preach; he offered no “you 

must’s” or…

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It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I 

can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the more 

affection I have for them…. Solitude and silence teach me 

to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say.



-- Thomas…

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If you can have a glass of wine or two with your meals and still live a productive life,

by all means do so. If you are a spiritual seeker and you can integrate your spiritual

pursuits into a rich and fulfilling life, no problem. If you can go to the racetrack every

now and then and bet whatever you can afford to lose, enjoy yourself! If you can

have a single scoop of ice cream…

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Despite all we can say, many who are real alcoholics are not going

to believe they are in that class. By every form of self-deception and

experimentation, they will try to prove themselves exceptions to the

rule, therefore nonalcoholic.  If anyone who is showing inability to

control his drinking can do the right-about-face and drink like a

gentleman, our hats are off to…

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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,…

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Now I was to plunge into the dark, joining that endless 

procession of sots who had gone on before. 



-- Alcoholics Anonymous, BILL’S STORY, page 8

 

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It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.    

 

-- Chinese…

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Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations. 
Yet mystery and manifestations
arise from the same source.
This source is called darkness. 
Darkness within darkness.
The gateway to all understanding.

-- Lao-Tse

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Alcoholics sometimes have emergencies; 

Alcoholics Anonymous does not.

 

-- unknown



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We have turned from You and from each 

other to go our selfish ways. Forgive us; 

We are confused in our counsels.

 

-- Sacred…

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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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May I accept my new feeling of radiant warmth and serenity as

God’s way of assuring me that I am, finally, making some good

choices.

 

Added by mike Callahan on January 3, 2016 at 6:35am — No Comments

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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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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

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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

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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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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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