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Daily Recovery Quotes – August 2, 2014

August 2, 2014

AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote

In the first few chapters a number of sudden revolutionary changes are described. Though it was not our intention to create such an impression, many alcoholics have nevertheless concluded that in order to recover they must acquire an immediate and overwhelming ‘God-consciousness’ followed at once by a vast change in feeling and outlook.
Among our rapidly growing membership of thousands such transformations, though frequent, are by no means the rule. Most of our experiences are what the psychologist William James calls the”educational variety’ because they develop slowly over a period of time. Quite often friends of the newcomer are aware of the difference long before he is himself. He finally realizes that he has undergone a profound alteration in his reaction to life; that such a change could hardly have been brought about by himself alone. – Pg. 567 – 4th. Edition – Appendices II – Spiritual Experience

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Hour To Hour – Book – Quote

We have many worries: economic, marital, parental, employment, religious, and legal. Some ill-trained people may try to pick one or two of these areas and act as if working on that will ‘cure’ us. We mustn’t see our recovery as connected to a good marriage, job, or socialization. We know it isn’t true.

I want to know that my recovery is connected to principle–not people places or things!

Living with Ambiguity

When I know peace is at the center of my being and I can tap into it whenever I want to, I can tolerate living with the mystery, the unknown. Understanding that knowing fully is probably never truly possible. When I experience the soothing body chemicals that love or meditation induce in me, I have the ability to sink into the moment, knowing that the moment is all I really have and that it is sufficient onto itself. Knowing that if I allow it just to be there, it will fill me up. When I reach out and touch, literally touch someone I want to participate in the world because I am naturally drawn to what is joyful or meaningful or what allows me to live with a sense of connection. When I have peace within, I trust my intuition. I rely on a part of me that doesn’t need everything to be pinned down and predictable in order to feel safe, I can tolerate the vicissitudes of life because I have an emotional center that is steady and secure. I gain my security from within

– Tian Dayton PhD

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Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote

Our feelings don’t define us, our actions do. We are not bad because we have a quick temper–but we learn that expressing that anger hurts others. The longer we keep our temper the more it improves.

I am only as big as the smallest thing that makes me angry.

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“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book

Every day is perfect. The problem is, you don’t know until tomorrow.

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Time for Joy – Book – Quote

Today I will take enough time to do something good for myself only. I will buy myself a gift or spend worthwhile time doing something pleasant and fulfilling. I have enough time today and I deserve this time for myself.

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Alkiespeak – Book – Quote

Courage is fear in action.¬† ( or Courage is fear that has said it’s prayers ) – Anon.

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