AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
Rarely Have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves. – Pg. 58 – How It Works
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
Often we try to make our disease someone else’s fault. ‘It was my upbringing, it was my spouse, it was my job or lack thereof.’ However, we know that circumstances are no more responsible for the brain chemistry malfunctioning in addiction than it is in the pancreas malfunctioning in diabetes.
For whatever biological reason I have this addiction, I need to stop blaming and start recovering.
Putting in the Elbow Grease
I will be willing to do the daily work that is required to have the life I want to have. A good life is brought forth through many doors. The door of visualization, the door or seeing and the door of work. As I progress along my path I will learn how to ‘work smarter’. How to use my energies more efficiently and waste less time needlessly. I’ll learn how to get out of my own way and let my energies flow more freely. I’ll learn how to listen to others and make my own decisions, how to have boundaries that are porous and flexible rather than either rigid or weak. I will find my sense of self and be able to sustain it even in the presence of others. I’ll develop strength, wisdom, patience and compassion. I will develop my own unique gifts and strengths.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
‘If you are humble, nothing can touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know who you are.’ ~Mother Theresa
Humility is that virtue which reduces me to the proper size without degrading me, and increases me in statue without inflating me.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Actions speak louder than bumper stickers.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I will look at all my fears in a new light. I can now see them as a result of my thinking and will turn over all my fear thoughts to my Higher Power. Fear no longer owns me or is a threat to my day.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
I hear women say they faked orgasms.
I faked whole relationships. – Bob.