AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
The man in the bed was told of the acute poisoning from which he suffered, how it deteriorates the body of an alcoholic and warps his mind. There was much talk about the mental state preceding the first drink.
‘Yes, that’s me,’ said the sick man, ‘the very image. You fellows know your stuff all right, but I don’t see what good it’ll do. You fellows are somebody. I was once, but I’m a nobody now. From what you tell me, I know more than ever I can’t stop.’ At this both the visitors burst into a laugh. Said the future Fellow Anonymous: ‘**** little to laugh about that I can see.’
The two friends spoke of their spiritual experience and told him about the course of action they carried out. – Pg. 157 – A Vision For You
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
In the first days and months of recovery we must practice a strict adherence to our program suggestions. We are vulnerable to our addiction calling us back. But if we follow the suggestions religiously, we will earn our 30 day, 90 day, 1 year chip.
God, as I understand You, help me stay clean and sober to the next hour.
I am willing to allow my life to happen. Life has taught me that the best laid plans can go awry. I know that I need to have goals and missions in order to give shape, meaning and a sense of destiny to my life. However, when I let those goals run me, when I let them preoccupy me to such an extent that I stop living in the present and I miss the beauty and spontaneity of each new day, then I am becoming a slave to my own plans. I will learn to take an action and let go of the result, to have a goal then to move toward it in a relaxed manner that doesn’t rob me of my pleasure and my day.
I am in touch with spirit within and without.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
Some people do not have to have a program to stop drinking and using. But for us, we remember untreated abstinence will make our past our future.
I don’t work the program to get my life back; I work the program to get my life forward.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Serenity comes when you stop expecting and start accepting.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
It feels so good to accept myself just as I am today. All my thoughts and actions and emotions are right where they belong.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
Other drugs; I never stopped doing one thing to do something else, I just kinda ‘added to’. – Allen F.