AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
My friend promised when these things were done I would enter upon a new relationship with my Creator; that I would have the elements of a way of living which answered all my problems. Belief in the power of God, plus enough willingness, honesty, and humility to establish and maintain the new order of things, were the essential requirements.
Simple, but not easy; a price had to be paid. It meant destruction of self-centeredness. I must turn in all things to the Father of Light who presides over us all. – Pgs. 13-14 – Bill’s Story
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
During crisis, we must not act as isolated persons with nothing gained from fellowship. We stick together. If one of us pulls away, we pull them back. WE recover as WE, not as an I.
As I walk this road of recovery, let me know I don’t walk alone. In fact I march in an army of WE.
When I begin to experience real love, I go through an ego death. On my road to spiritual freedom, which is nothing more than learning to love, I go through what has long been called a dark night of the soul. This is a death of the ego, not in the Freudian sense, but in the way ego is defined in Eastern philosophy. I have a small ‘I’ and a large ‘I.’
Part of my path toward expansion into my larger external self, which is of God and Love, is a death of my smaller self, which sees the world as here only to feed my needs. Really it is through the recognition of giving and receiving and of loving that we become full.
I allow and understand my ego death.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
Sometimes it is heard around the tables that there’s ‘us alkies and addicts’ and then there’s the so-called ‘normal people. So-called ‘normal’ people are simply people that you haven’t gotten to know very well.
‘Normal’ is a cycle on my washing machine, not a cycle in my life.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
God’s will: you’ve turned it over. Self-will: you’ve over turned it.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
It feels so good to know that I am truly full of goodness and love and that I can begin from this very moment to choose to express that part of myself.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
If you say the Lord’s Prayer, be careful of saying the lines: ‘Forgive my trespasses as I forgive those who trespass against me.’ if there are people you haven’t forgiven. Because you’ll be asking God to do the same.’
– Un-remembered source ( paraphrased )