AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
Since the home has suffered more than anything else, it is well that a man exert himself there. He is not likely to get far in any direction if he fails to show unselfishness and love under his own roof. We know there are difficult wives and families, but the man who is getting over alcoholism must remember he did much to make them so. – Pg. 127 – The Family Afterward
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
Lying is a hallmark of our disease. We may think we don’t lie to others, but what did we tell ourselves about our amoral over consumption of mind-affecting chemicals? It couldn’t have been the truth!
God, as I understand You, reveal to me the lies of my addiction that I may remain on the road of recovery.
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
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
In working with others, remember that no one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
I love the unloveables.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
The program does not work in principle; it only works in practice.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I seek spiritual understanding beyond everything else. I choose peace and love and joy as my goals.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
They didn’t make a glass big enough for me to have one drink.- Anon.