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Daily Recovery Quotes – December 6, 2013

December 6

AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote

As a class, alcoholics are energetic people. They work hard and they play hard. Your man should be on his mettle to make good. Being somewhat weakened, and faced with physical and mental readjustment to a life which knows no alcohol, he may overdo. You may have to curb his desire to work sixteen hours a day. You may need to encourage him to play once in a while. He may wish to do a lot for other alcoholics and something of the sort may come up during business hours. A reasonable amount of latitude will be helpful. This work is necessary to maintain his sobriety. – Pg. 146 – To Employers

Hour To Hour – Book – Quote

Fragments of our addiction never stop calling, ‘Hey, just one won’t hurt; look, what’s so wrong with going to that party; it’s disloyal to stop seeing old friends.’ But those of us who’ve been around awhile recognize the ‘callings’ for what they are. Give the ‘calls’ an inch and we KNOW addiction takes a mile.
When my mind is niggled with addiction excuses for setting myself up, may I follow program advice and call my sponsor or counselor.

Meditation

Today, I recognize the source of light and wisdom that is within me. When I look outside myself to learn about what is actually inside, I need to exercise great discernment because some of what I see fits and some does not. There is a fountain within me that is ever full and waiting to be discovered. When I can rest quietly in this inner place, I experience a sense of fullness, and my desire to go outside diminishes and gives way to a preference for undisturbed peace. Solitude takes on a different meaning when I can contact that quiet within. Life softens and external things become less important. I look for this place within me on a daily basis. I give myself this present today.

I search within.

– Tian Dayton PhD

Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote

When the pain of where you were is worse than the discomfort of where you are going, then you’ll move.

The pain of my growth is a good sign, not a stop sign.

“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book

Life without recovery: Even roses have thorns. Life in recovery: Even thorns have roses.

Time for Joy – Book – Quote

I feel lighter and better about myself when I don’t procrastinate. Today I am discovering the freedom of completing at last one thing that I don’t put off.

Alkiespeak – Book – Quote

You hear all kinds of nonsense. Like: ‘If you’re in pain you’re not working the program.’ ‘If you’re afraid, you’re not working the Steps.’ Believing that nearly tore me apart for years. How can you possibly practice spiritual principles without going through periods, not only of pain, but of suffering and unbelievable agony? It’s impossible. Because what I’m doing is uprooting illusions that I’ve based my very life on; all those old ideas, those lies I believed, and I’m wrenching them out. Like having six teeth pulled with no sedative – And I’m going to feel good? – Cubby S.

2 comments to Daily Recovery Quotes – December 6

  • avatar Bonster

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    Is there a way for you to tell how many hits you’re getting???
    HAPPY WEEKEND ♥

  • Hey Bonster! There is! I have Google Analytics installed. I’ve been travelling a bunch for work and haven’t been able to look in on it recently. Also … you know what happened over Thanksgiving, the Higher Power put a wonderful tech person in my life from my host company who finally showed me how to reset the database at the push of a button. And since that time things have been going so much more smoothly. Isn’t that a blessing? 🙂 Hope all is well!

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