AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
Selfishness – self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles. Driven by a hundred forms of fear, self delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity, we step on the toes of our fellows and they retaliate. Sometimes they hurt us, seemingly without provocation, but we invariably find that at some time in the past we have made decisions based on self which later placed us in a position to be hurt. – Pg. 62 – How It Works
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
The natural anger, fear, and sadness that accompanies your life during early recovery can cause confusion, short temperedness, and a tendency to neglect your own needs. Allow yourself the luxury of leaning on family and friends, sponsors and counselors to make decisions, offer their advice, and give you gentle reminders of what needs to be done.
As I stay clean, may I learn to lean on family and friends, sponsors and counselors.
Today, I make choices about my company and friends. Whom I choose to spend time with is very important to me, and the relationships that I begin I wish to respect and nurture. A handful of dear friends is far more meaningful to me than lots of acquaintances. I choose to share myself where I feel a return of good feeling. I want both to have a friend and to be a friend. One of the unusual gifts of growing up in a dysfunctional household was that I learned the value of friendship because I had to turn to my friends to meet very deep needs. I am grateful for my friends, and for what I learned and felt from them.
I value friendship.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
Reputation: what others are not thinking about you.
What others think about me is never as important as what I think about them.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I refuse to allow the magnetic tape of self-pity to trap me. Today I avoid negative thinking and replace it as soon as I notice it is present in me.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
I was waking up with someone I didn’t like – and I was sleeping alone. – Anon.