AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
Most emphatically we wish to say that any alcoholic capable of honestly facing his problems in the light of our experience can recover, provided he does not close his mind to all spiritual concepts. He can only be defeated by an attitude of intolerance or belligerent denial. – Pg. 568 – 4th. Edition – Appendices II – Spiritual Experience
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
Our freedom lies in recognizing the threefold illusion of this disease–mind (I can handle it), desire (it feels good), and flesh (I need it). These are all illusions which we soon will be liberated from.
May I surrender my illusions about the ‘goodness’ of mind affecting chemicals for myself and any addict / alcoholic.
I believe in this world; it is the place that I have been born into. I love the breeze and the grass, the sky and the water. I have an intimate exchange with nature – like a lover. I feel held and nourished by it. I believe in people; they are the species to which I belong. I recognize that, underneath our superficial differences, we all want and need the same things. I believe that truth and goodness will prevail. I have experienced and seen more healing than I thought would ever happen. I feel good with small gains. I see deep meaning in quiet things, and I am moved by a power that I cannot explain but that I sense inside and out. Today, I feel good.
I believe in life.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
Eventually, in everyone’s recovery comes the day when reason doesn’t cut it and we hit a wall. At this point, you either have a break down or a break through. If you’ve been doing Step Eleven, you’ll have the break through.
Sometimes I have to get on my knees to rise.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Recovery isn’t a death sentence. It’s a life sentence.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I fight for what is really important to me in a spiritual way. I no longer waste my good energy to win or be right.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
With the 12th Step we have this great guarantee; ‘Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps.’ It’s the only thing we’re working for, or towards; a spiritual awakening, And it’s a flat out guarantee; you cannot take the Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous without having a spiritual awakening It is impossible, So relax. Cubby S.