AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
To Whom It May Concern:
I have specialized in the treatment of alcoholism for many years.
In late 1934 I attended a patient who, though he had been a competent businessman of good earning capacity, was an alcoholic of a type I had come to regard as hopeless.
In the course of his third treatment he aquired certain ideas concerning a possible means of recovery. As part of his rehabilitation he commenced to present his conceptions to other alcoholics, impressing upon them that they must do likewise with still others. This has become the basis of a rapidly growing fellowship of these men and their families. This man and over one hundred others appear to have recovered. – Pg. xxv – 4th. Edition – The Doctor’s Opinion
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
To a practicing addict who lives wholly in the sensations of the body, the recovery state is one of utter boredom. But as we learn to live balanced in body, mind, and soul we will wonder why we ever thought the state of addiction exciting.
May I know that it is not so much boredom as me being boring that’s my problem.
Staying with Myself
Today, I see that having my own life begins inside of me. It is not just a function of what I do, but the attitude with which I move through my day. Having my own life is about checking in with myself to see how I’m doing. It’s wearing a sweater if I’m cold and taking a break if I’m tired. It’s making sure that I’m having enough fun in my life, paying attention to what I enjoy doing, doing more of that and finding ways of reducing what doesn’t feel good. Having a life is letting myself have my own unique likes and dislikes, and acting on them in constructive ways. It is not organizing my life so that it is good enough for everyone else, forgetting that it needs to be good enough for me as well. I occupy the center of my own life.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
‘We can do no great things, only small things with great love.’~Mother Teresa
God does not want me to do extraordinary things; S/He wants me to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Being sober doesn’t keep you sober.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I know it’s okay to place myself first sometimes. Today I’m doing something very special for myself.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
It was like: ‘Hi, we are Alcoholics Anonymous, we’re a fellowship of self-admitted alcoholics and pathological liars; we want you to trust us. If you can believe that, you can start getting well. – Doug D.