AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
Psychologists are inclined to agree with us. We have spent thousands of dollars for examinations. We know but few instances where we have given these doctors a fair break. We have seldom told them the whole truth nor have we followed their advice. Unwilling to be honest with these sympathetic men, we were honest with no one else. Small wonder many in the medical profession have a low opinion of alcoholics and their chance for recovery! – Pg. 73 – Into Action
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
Some addicts have returned to using mind-affecting chemicals because they tried to ‘cope forever’ and couldn’t face never, ever using anything again. But you can maintain abstinence by just not picking up that first dose of anything NOW. Forget forever.
Give me the understanding that what I cannot do for a lifetime, I may easily do right now.
Today, I will light one candle and that candle is myself. I will keep my own flame burning. I turn my sight to light and love and goodness. For today, there is no need to be discouraged. So what if I see and identify all the ills of society and diagnose it as sick – what good will that do me or anyone else? I heal society by healing myself. Just as life is lived one day at a time, the world will heal one person at a time. Each time I think a positive, loving thought, it goes into the ether and vibrates. This is nothing particularly mystical; I have but to sit near someone and look at thier face to feel how their thoughts affect me. I take ownership of my owner inner workings and their effect on myself and others. I do my part to heal the world.
– Tian Dayton PhD
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Love is less a feeling than a thousand tiny acts of kindness.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I am willing to let go of all the resentments that I am holding. My now is so much more important than the burden that I have been carrying from the past.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
If you’re new, take off your pack and stay with us for a while. Because you are going to have a life that’s beyond your wildest dreams. You will get closer to knowing yourself, you will be introduced to yourself in this programme. – Sharon B.