AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
THE FACT IS THAT MOST ALCOHOLICS, FOR REASONS YET OBSCURE, HAVE LOST THE POWER OF CHOICE IN DRINK. OUR SO-CALLED WILL POWER BECOMES PRACTICALLY NONEXISTENT. WE ARE UNABLE, AT CERTAIN TIMES, TO BRING INTO OUR CONSCIOUSNESS WITH SUFFICIENT FORCE THE MEMORY OF THE SUFFERING AND HUMILIATION OF EVEN A WEEK OR A MONTH AGO. WE ARE WITHOUT DEFENSE AGAINST THE FIRST DRINK. – Pg. 24 – There Is A Solution
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
To want a fix, pill, drink, smoke, or snort is not bad, it is a perfectly normal state of being for an addict. But each hour we stay clean eventually makes a day. Each day brings us closer to health of body, mind, and spirit. Eventually ‘craving’ our chemicals will not be normal, but a thing of our diseased past.
Let me know that the state of craving my drug of choice will one day be replaced with feeling my true emotions.
My Reservoir of Peace
There is nothing in my day that is more important than my serenity. It is my responsibility to maintain and attend to it. Whatever I do in the world, my serenity comes first. I owe it to no one. I will pay attention today to the myriad of ways in which I am thrown off balance and I will take a moment to center myself, to breathe, to remember that when I can calm my body, mind and spirit, I interact differently the people, places and things of my day. I will work daily to build my serenity muscles so that I stay strong and flexible. Serenity isn’t something that I can just grab and have. I need to nourish it through quiet and reflection and come back to it what I lose it. My serenity is mine to look after. I give myself the gift of my own serenity today and every day.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
The next time a newcomer tells you, ‘The program isn’t working for me,’ agree with them. They are right. Then explain to them that the only people who stay clean and sober are the ones who work the program, not the ones who wait for the program to work for them.
I must do the work or it doesn’t get done.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
If you suffer from low self-esteem, do estimable things.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
I love the person that I am becoming. – Diane Crosby
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the word ‘spirit’ means God and it means alcohol. – Cubby S.