AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
If any feel that as psychiatrists directing a hospital for alcoholics we appear somewhat sentimental, let them stand with us a while on the firing line, see the tragedies, the despairing wives, the little children; let the solving of these problems become part of their daily work, and even of their sleeping moments, and the most cynical will not wonder that we have accepted and encouraged this movement. we feel, after many years of experience, that we have found nothing which has contributed more to the rehabilitation of these men than the altruistic movement now growing up among them. – Pg. xxvii – 4th. Edition – The Doctor’s Opinion
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
Let us speculate on another subtle ‘trick’ of our disease: It lies to us! ‘It wasn’t so bad; I’m not really out of control; everyone drinks a little; these people are stupid.’ These are lies.
I pray that the subtle lies of addiction go in one ear and out the other!
Today, I am willing for healing to take place in ruptured relationships. I have been doing the best that I can. My acknowledgment that I may have hurt someone else does not diminish me. I have also been hurt, and I extend the same understanding to myself that I do to others. We have all been doing the best that we knew how with the awareness we had to work with. My willingness to make amends speaks to my spiritual growth and desire for honesty. Making amends to others sets things straight with myself. My self-respect is growing to the extent that I am no longer comfortable with unfinished business. I will finish up my side for my own self and allow the rest to be where it is. It is for myself that I forgive; I do not need to control the result.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
Before spiritual awakening…work steps, make coffee, carry the message. After spiritual awakening…keep working steps, keep making coffee, keep carrying the message. -Zen for the 12 Steps-
Enlightenment is my ego’s greatest disappointment.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Do not put the sole purpose of any fellowship above the soul purpose.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I look to my Higher Power for strength, courage and direction. I gather my own strength and confidence from all possible resources and follow my own inner voice.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
It doesn’t matter so much who is right but what is right. I don’t get indigestion from swallowing my pride. Anon.