AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
If you think you are an ‘atheist, an agnostic, a skeptic, or have any form of intellectual pride which keeps you from accepting what is in this book, I feel sorry for you. If you still think you are strong enough to beat the game alone, that is your affair. But if you really and truly want to quit drinking liquor for good and all, and sincerely feel that you must have some help, we know that we have an answer for you. It never fails, if you go about it with one half the zeal you have been in the habit of showing when you were getting another drink.
Your Heavenly Father will never let you down! – Pg. 181 – Doctor Bob’s Nightmare
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
To insist stubbornly on clinging to old relationships, when they are basically drug oriented relationships is sabotaging our recovery process. Is it not our disease finding a ‘good’ excuse to keep us close to drugs?
May I be able to hear the suggestions of those who work with me. May I listen in this next hour and follow the suggestions.
Today, I see that some of my anger towards my parents or their generation is about my need to separate from them and seek an individual identity. Even if my parents were wonderful, it would be natural to want to become my own person. Healthy parents have an easier time allowing this process because they have their own identity and intuitively understand what their children are doing. Less healthy parents take separation as a personal indictment and tend either to hold on tighter or to reject the relationships altogether. It is difficult to separate under these circumstances because it becomes so threatening. It is difficult to establish an individual identity without fearing either great loss or engulfment.
I see separation for what it is.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
Emotions are influenced by our interactions with others. How we signal others greatly influences how they respond to us.
If I am constantly being mistreated, I am probably co-operating with the treatments.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Walk on soles, not on souls.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I do everything that I can to be in the now. That means letting go of all the baggage of the past that I am still carrying with me.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
Egotism enables a man in a rut to think he’s in a groove. – Anon.