AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
We doctors have realized for a long time that some form of moral psychology was of urgent importance to alcoholics, but it’s application presented difficulties beyond our conception. What with our ultra-modern standards, our scientific approach to everything, we are perhaps not well equipped to apply the powers of good that lie outside our synthetic knowledge. – Pg. xxvii – 4th. Edition – The Doctor’s Opinion
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
Whatever time it is that we are reading this, we may feel anxious about what the rest of the day will bring. But our program is a ‘now’ program. Later will bring what later will bring, right now we’re clean and sober!
I will meditate briefly on the phrase ‘Be Here Now’ to better understand my new way of life.
Being in the Moment
Today, I see that the only real point of power is in the present, which is to say that life cannot be lived backward or forward, but only in the context of today. If I truly let myself have this moment and all that it contains, I will be in quiet possession of great eternal wealth. All that is, is in this moment where all the waters meet and all the wisdom of the ages lies; it is the now that calls me to it with open arms. I work out my past, not because it is right or good or proper, but because it allows me to be in fuller possession of my present. By releasing and returning to me those parts of me that remain prisoner in my own psychic and emotional jail, I can have access to the now. I allow myself this moment.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
We not only attempt geographical ‘cures’ while drinking, but often while clean and sober too. When you make a move ‘for the better,’ unless you can honestly say you are running to something positive, then you are running from something that you haven’t faced.
No matter how fast or how far I go, I can’t outrun myself.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Not drinking is a symptom of your recovery.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I am learning to think and act in a positive way that is healthy for my mind, body and spirit.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
Laughter is the music of Alcoholics Anonymous. – Angie D.