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Recovery Quotes

 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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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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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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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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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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Sometimes we need to place love ahead of indiscriminate `factual honesty'.

We cannot, under the guise of `perfect honesty', cruelly and unnecessarily

hurt others. Always one must ask, “What is the best and most loving thing I

can do?”

 

-- As Bill Sees It, page…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 11, 2015 at 5:47am — No Comments

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Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.

-- Isaac Watts

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I pray that I may see God's meaning in my life. I pray that I may gladly accept what God

has to teach me.

 

-- Twenty-four Hours a…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 10, 2015 at 6:01am — No Comments

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(The Serenity Prayer)

It opens by asking God to grant us serenity to accept things we cannot change.

I have always thought that this was unusual because it seems to me that serenity

doesn't create acceptance. How it's always worked for me though is that serenity

comes after acceptance, but who am I to argue. More importantly, it's been my

experience that most of the time, the…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 9, 2015 at 6:34am — No Comments

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For Today --

 

I was soon to be catapulted into what I like to call the fourth dimension

of existence. I was to know happiness, peace, and usefulness, in a way

of life that is incredibly more wonderful as time passes.

 

-- Bill’s Story,…

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Added by mike Callahan on December 8, 2015 at 5:41am — No Comments

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 Life isn't supposed to be an all or nothing battle between misery and bliss.

Life isn't supposed to be a battle at all. And when it comes to happiness,

well, sometimes life is just okay, sometimes it's comfortable, sometimes

wonderful, sometimes boring, sometimes unpleasant. When your day's

not perfect, it's not a failure or a terrible loss. It's just another day.

 

-- Barbara Sher

Added by mike Callahan on December 7, 2015 at 6:13am — No Comments

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Though I still find it difficult to accept today's pain and anxiety with

any great degree of serenity — as those more advanced in the spiritual

life seem able to do — I can give thanks for present pain nevertheless.

 

I find the willingness to do this by contemplating the lessons learned from

past suffering — lessons which have led to the blessings I now enjoy.…

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

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To those who wish to secede from A.A. altogether, we extent a cheerful

invitation to do just that. If they can do better by other means, we are glad.

 

-- Twelve Concepts for World Service

 

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It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom…

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