AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
On the other hand – and strange as this may seem to those who do not understand – once a psychic change has occurred, the very same person who seemed doomed, who had so many problems he despaired of ever solving them, suddenly finds himself easily able to control his desire for alcohol, the only effort necessary being that he required to follow a few simple rules. – Pg. xxix – 4th. Edition – The Doctor’s Opinion
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
KISS. Keep It Simple Stupid. We are not suggesting you are stupid, but your disease is. It will do anything it can to keep you using even though it ultimately means death of itself along with the body. But through following a few SIMPLE suggestions you can release yourself from the stupidity.
May I understand that my stupid disease will argue and complicate simple procedures so it can gain a foothold in the confusion it creates. KISS off addiction.
Learning My Own Lessons
I recognize today that I am in charge of my own learning. Life is constantly offering up circumstances that are useful in my personal growth. I can move through the situation, live it out, extract the wisdom that is in it or I can ignore the lesson and keep repeating the same painful circumstance over and over again in my life. The deepest and most appropriate things I need to learn in life are generally right in front of me. Life is my guru if I can use it as such. It is rich with subtle learning if I look for it. The gift I can give myself today is becoming aware of what life is trying to teach me.
My lessons come from my life.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
At the start of meeting we always ask, ‘Is there anybody new or coming back?’ We should also ask, ‘Is there anybody old and going out?’
I remember that the ‘still suffering alcoholic’ can include old timers too!
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Talk does not cook rice.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I’m willing to share all of me with another human being.
I’m willing to trust that this process will free me from the burdens of my past. I am ready to let go.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
I thought; ‘I won’t just read the 4th Step, I’ll chant it, like a Greek Tragedy; ‘I resent my mother!!’ and as I rip the pages out after I chant it, I’ll throw it on a fire, signifying the connection between heaven and earth. The smoke and ashes will carry away my sins and my purified soul will be lifted to the heavens.’ I didn’t mention this to my sponsor, ‘cos like I said, he’s kind of a rigid guy. So he picks me up and says ‘You can start reading now.’ And I thought; ‘In your Camaro?’ – I was going to read the greatest spiritual treatise ever written, in a Camaro? – Chris C.