AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
We find it a waste of time to keep chasing a man who cannot or will not work with you. If you leave such a person alone, he may soon become convinced that he cannot recover by himself. To spend too much time on any one situation is to deny some other alcoholic an opportunity to live and be happy. – Pg. 96 – Working With Others
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
By now, most of us start asking ‘Am I really an addict? Or is this just a bad mistake?’ The pain of separation is setting in. ‘How can I cope without drugs? Will I become stupid, boring and dull?’ We must realize that these thoughts are our addictions talking to us, luring us.
Higher Power, help me shut my ears to my addictions.
My Feelings Have Force
Today, even though I am feeling out of sorts I will take responsibility for what I am putting out to others. Am I appreciating the efforts people are making for me. Am I looking into and beyond their faces as they are looking into mine. Am I giving them half a chance to help me and am I giving myself half a chance to be helped? As I move through the experiences of my day, I will try to remain conscious of others efforts and well as my own. I will appreciate what is being done for me.
I let good in
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
Now and then with a little time, we stop working one through nine. The price of recovery is eternal vigilance. Steps Ten, Eleven, and Twelve insure that we keep working One through Nine.
No matter how much time I have from my last drink or drug, I am only Twelve Steps away from the next.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Don’t force solutions.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
I begin my day with quiet time, finding peace and serenity in my mediation. I carry those feelings with me wherever I am. If anything happens to disturb this peace, I can stop and spend a few minutes with my breath and regain my serenity.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
Alcoholic’s National Anthem; ‘I was always on my mind … I was always on my mind’ – Ken D.