AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
The almost certain consequences that follow taking even a glass of beer do not crowd into the mind to deter us. If these thoughts occur, they are hazy and readily supplanted with the old threadbare idea that this time we shall handle ourselves like other people. There is a complete failure of the kind of defense that keeps one from putting his hand on a hot stove. – Pg. 24 – There Is A Solution
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
The most important thing to know about Step Three, turning our will over to a Higher Power, is that all we can do is DECIDE to do it. There is no ‘will’ we can wrap and send. Once we make the decision to do this, our Higher Power will work for us through the rest of the Steps.
I decide to align my will with that of the Source of my Spirit.
I have been through a journey of forgiveness. I’ve faced my anger and hurt and brought order and clarity to my inner world. I’ve accepted the things I cannot change and changed the things that I could. Because I’ve shown the courage to face my inner demons and look them in the eye, I feel stronger and more competent. Forgiveness of my self and others has offered me a way out of pain and confusion, and now I find I have a renewed interest in life. I see things differently. I feel liberated from something that was tying up me energy. And I recognize and accept my own humanity, and the humanity of others. I am ready and willing to reinvest in the ideal of love. I want to find worthy projects and passions, and put my energy toward them. I have something to give to the world and the world has something to give to me. I am right where I am supposed to be and I’ve met the challenges of my life. I am ready to live.
I invest my energy with care and gusto
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
It is better to have some-one sober and hating you because you told them the truth, rather than have someone drunk and liking you because you told them a lie.
I don’t heap on the bull**** when the truth is like Miracle Grow
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Along the road well traveled, there are many pity potholes.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
I am so full of love and joy today. I see it everywhere I look, and feel it with every breath that I take.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
If you went to a critical AIDS ward and said ‘I’ve got a deal for you; would you come with me to some meetings, meet and chat with some people, take some actions that seem strange to you – would you do that if I could arrest your AIDS? They’d sign over their homes to you. But, go to the alcoholism ward where they’re dying from this disease, and they won’t go to an AA meeting two doors down the hall. – Clancy I.