AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
Our Society then entered a fearsome and exciting adolescent period. The test that it faced was this: Could these large numbers of erstwhile erratic alcoholics successfully meet and work together? Would there be quarrels over membership, leadership, and money? Would there be strivings for power and prestige? Would there be schisms which would split A.A. apart? Soon A.A. was beset by these very problems on every side and in every group. But out of this frightening and at first disrupting experience the conviction grew that A.A.’s had to hang together or die separately. We had to unify our Fellowship or pass off the scene. – Pgs. xviii-xix – 4th. Edition – Forward To The Second Edition
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
We are told we have free will. Yet as that fix, pill, drink, smoke, or snort beckons, pleads for us to partake, we often feel there is no free will in addiction. When that ‘force’ pleads with us, we must pray for God’s will, not ours, and we must make a contact with a clean and sober person in recovery.
Please God, as I understand You, help me find a person in the fellowship to talk to, now.
Giving My Body a Voice
Today I will write in my journal as a part of my body. I might say something like, ‘I am your back and I want to cry. I am tired of being silent and this is what I want you to hear.’ Or maybe I’ll say, ‘as your stomach I want to rebel. I want to relax, and let go of all this’..’Or I am your legs and I wish you appreciated me. I carry you all around the world but you are constantly wishing I were different.’ I will let my body parts have a voice and scribble their thoughts onto paper them I will read what they have said to me and wonder about what they have told me.
I will put pen to paper.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
Whatever our problems, when we dwell on the problem, the problem gets bigger. When we dwell on the solution, the solution gets bigger.
I don’t tell my Higher Power how big my problem is, I tell my problem how big my Higher Power is.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
‘Why’ questions keep you in the problem while ‘How’ questions keep you in the solution.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I know that with every in-breath I am breathing in powerful healing energy. And with every out-breath I am letting go. I am letting go of all anxiety, all stress, all negativity that is standing in the way of my feeling good about myself.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
Only those who have traveled the road know where the holes are deepest. – Chinese Proverb.