AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
STEP SIX. We have emphasized willingness as being indispensable. Are we now ready to let God remove from us all the things which we have admitted are objectionable? – Pg. 76 – Into Action
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
Have I identified myself clearly as a chemically dependent person suffering from a chronic disease? We have short memories and it is easy to forget why we sought help in the first place. In this disease, only abstinence can pave the way to recovery, so we must never lose sight of our first step.
I admit that I suffer from the disease of addiction and this is my first step toward health–help me remember!
Today, I see that to change my life I have to change myself. Nothing less than a spiritual transformation will allow me to experience my current life as an alive, serene and whole person. When I say that I would like world peace, first I will understand that without inner peace there will be no world peace. One of the ways in which I can serve the cause of humanity is to be, within myself, a genuinely spiritual person — respecting all sects and creeds, but standing on my own as a conduit of higher truth, recognizing that each person has access to that knowledge. I will look for truth today within myself rather than outside. I will not wait for peace to be handed to me as some sort of prize for good behavior but will do the inner work needed to achieve it. Today I give and receive the gift of peace.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
Frequently, addicts and alcoholics who experience difficulties will isolate in order to lick their wounds like an injured animal. You may not want to bother us, you may be embarrassed by your blunders, or you may think it’s not our business. When you don’t use our friendship, we can’t do our job.
Friends are God’s way of taking care of me.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Surrender is riding the bus in the direction it’s going.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Change is an action step and I am taking new action today to bring positive change to my life. I know longer accept the unacceptable ways that no longer work for me.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
I drank that first drink and all my Irish DNA said: ‘Yes!’ – Nancy N.