AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
If a person has cancer all are sorry for him and no one is angry or hurt. But not so with the alcoholic illness, for with it there goes annihilation of all things worth while in life. It engulfs all whose lives touch the sufferer’s. It brings misunderstanding, fierce resentment, financial insecurity, disgusted friends and employers, warped lives of blameless children, sad wives and parents – anyone can increase the list. – Pg. 18 – There Is A Solution
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
Doubts can be a good thing. It shows we’re still thinking. Of course we doubt the wisdom of taking steps, going to meetings, and practicing spiritual principles to arrest this deadly disease of addiction. Even Thomas doubted his path with Jesus, but given time, he saw the wisdom of the spiritual path. His doubts were allayed.
May my doubts, like Thomas’s fade away in time, as I observe the miracles in myself and others.
Higher Power Within Me
Today, I recognize that a Higher Power lives and breathes inside me, through me, as me. I used to think that God was the chairperson of somebody else’s board, and I spent my time in search of another person’s version of a Higher Power. But really, there is no searching – it is more like an acceptance. That is the well-kept secret: that God lives, not in the heavens or inside special buildings, but within my very self. My direct access to myself is my direct access to my Higher Power, and my estrangement from myself is my estrangement from my Higher Power. We are co-creators, hand-in-glove, a team. Today, I see allowing God into my life as an act of surrender, acceptance and love.I love my Higher Power and my Higher Power loves me – we are one.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
Not knowing, is not the problem. Not being OK with not knowing is the problem.
I don’t need to figure it out. I just need to do it.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Don’t let your reality check bounce.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
In moments of stress, doubt, uncertainty, anger or pain, I can pause and say the serenity prayer, knowing that I will get all the strength, courage and wisdom that I need.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
If alcoholism is a three-fold disease; mental, physical – and the mental and physical mix together and create a soul sickness – and psycho therapy is mental, which is one-fold. I’d be trying to treat a three-fold illness with one fold, which would leave me two fold short. Which would explain why I felt like I was bringing a knife to a gunfight my whole life. – Scott R.