AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
There will be other profound changes in the household. Liquor incapacitated father for so many years that mother became head of the house. By force of circumstances, she was often obliged to treat father as a sick or wayward child. Even when he wanted to assert himself he could not, for his drinking placed him constantly in the wrong. Mother made all the plans and gave the directions. When sober, father usually obeyed. Thus mother, though no fault of her own, became accustomed to wearing the family trousers. Father, coming suddenly to life again, often begins to assert himself. This means trouble, unless the family watches for these tendencies in each other and comes to a friendly agreement about them. – Pgs. 130-131 – The Family Afterward
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
Meditation is a sacred activity that will strengthen not only your recovery but rejuvenate you physically and mentally as well. Prayers and meditation have even been proven to strengthen the immune system. You send a message of life to your immune system when you envision yourself healthy and whole.
I picture myself as a healthy and whole person in recovery practicing the principles I learn.
Today, I will become aware of that part of me that is separate and observes all that I say, do, think and feel. I have a witness within me that can become a very useful part of my life. Watching my behavior with a little bit of objectivity will help me to see myself as I really am. I will look with a compassionate eye. Just as I know it is not right to hurt others intentionally, it is equally not right to hurt myself. I recognize the godlike nature within me and others – we are all a part of the same Higher Power. By allowing my mind to watch itself with no thought of controlling or participating, I can learn a great deal about the way I work.
I am an uncritical observer of my own inner workings.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
White lies, little lies, and unimportant lies are still all lies. Even small dishonesties will make your life uncomfortable. Is it worth it?
If I always tell the truth, I never have to remember what I have said.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Good things get better when they are shared.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
I speak from my own truth today. I come from a place of love or Isay nothing at all.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
It seems a sponsor’s job is to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable. – Bob E.
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