AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
I do not hold with those who believe that alcoholism is entirely a problem of the mental control. I have had many men who had, for example, worked a period of months on some problem or business deal which was to be settled on a certain date, favorably to them. They took a drink a day or so prior to the date, and the phenomenon of craving at once became paramount to all other interests so that the important appointment was not met. These men were not drinking to escape; they were drinking to overcome a craving beyond their mental control. – Pgs. xxix-xxx – 4th. Edition – The Doctors Opinion
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
We all share fear. Fear is at the root of our illness. The conquest of fear is the greatest labor of the newly sober.
I offer my fear to my Higher Power, God as I understand You.
I Am Not Alone
Today, I know that, with God’s help, I can do anything I need to do. When I feel alone or shaken up, I can ask for help within myself and know that it is there. Each of us is ultimately alone. Each of us has to learn our own lessons; that is, what we are here to do. We can’t learn anyone else’s lessons for them, and learning our own is difficult enough. To plow through my own psyche and face the insecurity and wounds that are there is all that I can handle. To try to live other people’s lives for them is to separate myself from God because my first access to God is through and within me.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
Living life on life’s terms,’ just what does this mean to us? It doesn’t mean we will get a brownie button for every day we stay abstinent. It simply means life can be tough and we can stay sober if we chose to live by principle.
‘Don’t you worry none, just take it like it comes, one day at a time.’ Song, One Day at a Time
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Religion is for those who want life after death. Spirituality is for those who want life BEFORE death!
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Nothing can stop me from feeling wonderful today. I am filled with all the wonder and splendor of the universe and I pass these on to everyone I meet.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
When I look back over my childhood, all I really remember is…Me. – Bob D.