AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
We will seldom be interested in liquor. If tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame. We react sanely and normally, and we will find that this has happened automatically. We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given us without any thought or effort on our part. It just comes! That is the miracle of it. we are not fighting it, neither are avoiding temptation. We feel as though we had been placed in a position of neutrality – safe and protected. We have not even sworn off. Instead, the problem has been removed. It does not exist for us. We are neither cocky nor are we afraid. That is our experience. That is how we react so long as we keep in fit spiritual condition. – Pgs. 84-85 – Into Action
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
It often happens that you won?t know the role addiction played in your life until you stop using. You have replace roles now. Learning new skills, and this is done at meetings and with your sponsor, is a necessary step in adjusting to your new circumstances.
Rather than see additional burdens in new tasks, I choose to see them as a breath of new life.
The Treasures Within
Within me is the perfect life waiting to awaken. The gifts I seek are already within me. A deep pool of awareness and aliveness is present all of the time but I am too distracted to know it. I get so lost in the superficial details and tasks of my life that I forget to live it, to drop down and contact the spirit that God has planted within me. It is the best kept secret that spirit lives within me, that the way in which I come in touch with my inner light is through letting the constant preoccupations of my mind float by, not taking them so seriously, not trying to control them. Today I realize that the gold is not in my ability to control my mind, the gold is in what lies beneath. What emerges when my mind, for a precious moment, is stilled.
Spirit is with me always
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
As you sponsor others, remember this: If you are trying to recreate someone in your own image, then one of you will be redundant.
My job as a sponsor is to model, not mold, recovery for my sponsees.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Those who can’t laugh at themselves leave the job to others.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Love fills me and heals me as I open to connect with the people that God has placed in my life.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
One drink’s too many and a thousand is not enough.- Unknown origin