AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
But there was always the curious mental phenomenon that parallel with our sound reasoning there inevitably ran some insanely trivial excuse for taking the first drink. Our sound reasoning failed to hold us in check. The insane idea won out. Next day we would ask ourselves, in all earnestness and sincerity, how it could have happened. – Pg. 37 – More About Alcoholism
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
Learning to be tolerant of others, a difficult task at best, does not mean that we have to agree with them! Tolerance disagrees agreeably, we think. If someone disagrees with us right now, we can agree to disagree.
Right now I ask for the serenity to agree to disagree because my discomfort for prolonged times could lead me to pick up that first fix, pill, or drink!
When I have an undesirable thought today, like jealousy, anger or self doubt I will just observe it in my mind. I will allow the thought to really be there. I won’t try to deny it or eradicate it. I will simply give it space and witness it. As I do this, the thought transforms. As I see it for what it is and accept it as a part of me, I give it the breathing room it needs to play itself through, to change into something else. I cannot hide from me, nor do I wish to. I can be my own best friend by allowing myself the space to think what I am really thinking and feel what I am really feeling knowing that it doesn’t have to lead to blind action. There is another more powerful and fruitful action that I can take. It is in simply witnessing, allowing and trusting that this process will lead to awareness, transformation and a more permanent change than is possible through denial. Today I will give myself the gift of self reflection.
I observe the workings of my inner mind
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
Today you are leading a life. When you were drinking and drugging, you were a life being led.
It is God’s job to make miracles and I am one of them.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Being recovered from alcoholism is like getting a gunshot wound. You can recover from it, but it does NOT make you bulletproof.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
As I continue to grow on my spiritual path to recovery, I bask in the miracles of transformation and healing that are taking place in my life today.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
Other diseases have blood tests and X-rays. We have an inventory. And if you stick around long enough to do it, you’ll be actually able take a picture of your alcoholism. You’ll actually be able to see your disease. – Scott R.