Daily Recovery Quotes – October 3

October 3

AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote

If we have been thorough about our personal inventory, we have written down a lot. We have listed and analyzed our resentments. We have begun to comprehend their futility and their fatality. We have commenced to see their terrible destructiveness. We have begun to learn tolerance, patience and good will toward all men, even our enemies, for we look on them as sick people. We have listed the people we have hurt by our conduct, and are willing to straighten out the past if we can. – Pg. 70 – How It Works

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Hour To Hour – Book – Quote

Service to another addict/alcoholic or to our group can help calm us when the jitters get rough. Think of one other fellow recoverer who also seemed jittery at the last meeting or maybe didn’t show up. You can get in touch with them today and ask if you can help.

God, as I understand You, give me the right words to comfort or to encourage a fellow recoverer.

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Detaching With Love

I need to detach with love from those I care about who are still mired in this disease. When I detach with resentment, it is not detachment, it keeps me preoccupied and connected. When I amputate it is not detachment, I get phantom limb, I still hurt and am haunted by something missing. When I detach by ignoring, shoving or running, it is simply the other side of enmeshment and eventually I get hooked in again. Today I will detach with love. I am grateful to have found recovery. I will allow others the dignity of their own path. If I teach, it will be by example.

– Tian Dayton PhD

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Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote

Stop looking for the differences. People who matter, don’t mind; people who mind, don’t matter.

No matter my age, race, religion or chemical, I am more alike my fellow addicts than different.

“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book

A signpost, like a peer, only warns you about the road ahead. But a map, like a sponsor can show you how to get where you want to go.

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Time for Joy – Book – Quote

Today I can wait until all negative and hostile feelings lose their power over me before I say or do anything.

I can take the time to breathe in peace and love, no matter what is going on in my life.

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Alkiespeak – Book – Quote

I don’t wish to become a member of any club which will have me as a member. – Groucho Marx.

Daily Recovery Quotes – October 2

October 2

AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote

We found that as soon as we were able to lay aside prejudice and express even a willingness to believe in a Power greater than ourselves, we commenced to get results, even though it was impossible for any of us to fully define or comprehend that Power, which is God. – Pg. 46 – We Agnostics

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Hour To Hour – Book – Quote

How do we know that this process of sobriety is valid for us? We all ask this at one time or another. But we need to give the program time. How long has addiction had? Months, years, decades? Ask this same question at the same time, next year. Why not judge the effect on your life then when there is an ‘effect’ to judge?

Higher Power, as I understand You, grant me the ability to stay clean and sober today, so in future ‘todays’ I will be able to judge the effect of sobriety.

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A Reservoir of Peace Within Me

I have a reservoir of peace within me into which I can retreat for safety. There is peace in the heart of God. Today I rest in the awareness that God’s presence is in my heart and that is where I can go for shelter. I will bring all of my consciousness into my heart and become one with God consciousness. I can feel safe from whatever is happening around me if I do this. I can feel protected when I go here. I can tolerate what I previously thought was intolerable if I know where to go to find shelter, to find peace, to find love.

– Tian Dayton PhD

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Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote

The greatest fault of all is to be conscious of none.

Referring to my list again, I put out of my mind the wrongs others have done, and look at what my part is. (adapted from the AA Big Book, P 67)

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“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book

The longer you’ve been in recovery, the more successful you’ve been in the past.

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Time for Joy – Book – Quote

I choose to be in places and situations and with people where I feel good about myself.

I deserve to feel good and I trust that my heart will tell me where to go.

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Alkiespeak – Book – Quote

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. – Albert Einstein. ] = ‘Early Bird promises for the first year: You will continually know what city, state, and country you are in; You’ll answer the door with reckless abandon; You will have a solid bowel motion – Some people think that’s their first spiritual experience. – Ken D.