AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
Here are some of the methods we have tried: Drinking beer only, limiting the number of drinks, never drinking alone, never drinking in the morning, drinking only at home, never having it in the house, never drinking during business hours, drinking only at parties, switching from scotch to brandy, drinking only natural wines, agreeing to resign if ever drunk on the job, taking a trip, not taking a trip, swearing off forever ( with an without a solemn oath ), taking more exercise, reading inspirational books, going to health farms and sanitariums, accepting voluntary commitment to asylums – we could increase the list ad infinitum. – Pg. 31 – More About Alcoholism
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
We do not believe in blind following. As when Clement wrote ‘faith must go hand in hand with inquiry.’ If you do not ‘get’ something, ASK. Ask at meetings, ask a sober friend, ask your sponsor, or ask your Higher Power in meditation. Honest questions get honest answers.
God, as I understand You, right now I want to know ______________. Thank You for the answer I know I’ll receive.
Today, I allow myself to experience my fears as fears, and not dictate or color my life circumstances because of them. They are real, and it is understandable that I have them. Healing mobilizes my deep fears, and they come up more intensely than ever. This is a part of my process of growth, and growth is not neat and tidy. When I am very afraid, I will comfort myself or seek comfort from someone else. I will understand that I am afraid and that even though I fear the worst, the worst will not necessarily happen. My feelings feel very powerful inside me, particularly when they have been repressed and are surfacing after many years, but they are not facts. I can survive my fears and understand that they will pass.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
‘A boxer was in his corner on his knees praying, and someone asked a minister, ‘Will that help him?’ The minister replied, ‘Not if he can’t box.’ ~Fr Joe M., (P 105, Alkiespeak)
God works with me, not for me.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
There is a big difference between being a mistake and making one.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
I do not let pain or discomfort stop me from looking at myself in a true and honest light.
I do not run away from myself today or block or disguise my reality.
I face my life fully today to learn from its lessons.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
After all is said and done. More is said than done. Anon.