AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
In some circumstances we have gone out deliberately to get drunk, feeling ourselves justified by nervousness, anger, worry, depression, jealousy, or the like. But even in this type of beginning we are obliged to admit that our justification for a spree was insanely insufficient in the light of what always happened. We now see that when we began to drink deliberately, instead of casually, there was little serious or effective thought during the period of premeditation of what the consequences might be. – Pg. 37 – More About Alcoholism
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
There are no maps to recovery, only steps to freedom from active addiction. Take out your book right now and read the first three steps. These are the tools you need for recovery.
I can’t. God can. I think I’ll let God do it!
Anger and Blame
Today, I accept my feelings of anger and blame without beating myself up for them. Feelings aren’t facts; they are meant to inform me of what is going on inside me. When I constantly judge myself for what I feel, I make my difficult emotions much more complicated, and they last ten times as long. There is nothing inherently wrong with any feelings – so what if I am angry and feel like getting mad? Accepting this allows the feeling to pass through me. Fighting it keeps me tangled up inside with no way out. Judging myself doesn’t help anyone, least of all me. Frightening feelings are just frightening feelings. I do not have to overreact to them.
My own feelings need not toss me in every direction.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
People may off handedly say ‘Have a nice day,’ and you don’t see anything ‘nice’ about today. Maybe they should say, ‘Have a nice day, unless you have other plans.’
I don’t ‘have’ a nice day, I ‘make’ a nice day!
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
In the silence of my meditation, I receive guidance and direction. I am filled with all the power I need to take my next step.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
I was furious. I looked up at the ceiling and screamed; ‘I don’t believe in you and I think you’re a jerk!’ then I realized, if I didn’t believe in God, who in the hell was I yelling at? Then, being a good ex-Catholic, I waited for three weeks to see if I was going to be punished for calling Him a jerk. – Ken D.