AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
Half measures availed us nothing. We stood at the turning point. We asked His protection and care with complete abandon. – Pg. 59 – How It Works
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
There is a certain universality to the truths taught in our 12 step programs. They are nothing new. These principles are derived from eons of experience and spirituality. What is new is our personal understanding that living these principles gives us a reprieve from our addiction.
Thank you God, as I understand You, for my daily reprieve from addiction based on my sincere attempt to practice these principles.
Standing in Self
Today, I own the truth of my recovery. If I am to stand centered and strong within my life and self, I will need to plant a garden within my own soul. A garden for me to nurture and to nurture me. A haven of beauty. I will find my own voice and sing my song because if I don’t sing it, it will not be sung. It is all I have and it is enough. I do not need to prove anything to anyone anymore. I have come home – to me. The truth is, I was here all along, only I forgot to look for myself. Instead, I searched for me in other people’s meaning and became lost in their stories. I am not lost today. I know that there is nowhere to look for me but within myself, and no one to lead me there but me.
Thank you, life, for letting me see this.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
When working Steps Six and Seven we honestly have to ask ourselves ‘Do I really want to give up the defect? Or do I just want to give up the result of the defect?’
Being an alcoholic does not give me the excuse to act alcoholically.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
You can be a human being-you don’t have to be a human doing.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
I trust God’s plan for me today. I know that I am being guided at all times. I know all I need to know in any given moment.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
Knowing why I was an alcoholic doesn’t help. The ship hits an iceberg, it’s sinking, everyone is rowing away. But you’re on the deck saying; ‘I’m not leaving this baby until I understand what happened.’ – Clancy I.