AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
This world of ours has made more material progress in the last century than in all the millenniums which went before. Almost everyone knows the reason. Students of ancient history tell us that the intellect of men in those days was equal to the best of today. Yet in ancient times material progress was painfully slow. The spirit of modern scientific inquiry, research and invention was almost unknown. In the realm of the material, men’s minds were fettered by superstition, tradition, and all sorts of fixed ideas. Some of the contemporaries of Columbus though a round earth preposterous. Others came near putting Galileo to death for his astronomical heresies.
We asked ourselves this: Are not some of us just as biased and unreasonable about the realm of the spirit as were the ancients about the realm of the material? – Pg. 51 – We Agnostics
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
There is a certain universality to the truths taught in our 12 step programs. They are nothing new. These principles are derived from eons of experience and spirituality. What is new is our personal understanding that living these principles gives us a reprieve from our addiction.
Thank you God, as I understand You, for my daily reprieve from addiction based on my sincere attempt to practice these principles.
Owning My Own Anger Responsibly
Today, I am willing to take responsibility for the anger that I carry within me. I am not a bad person because I feel angry. No one wants to think of himself or herself as an angry person, and I am no exception. But when I refuse to acknowledge the anger and resentment that I have stored within me, (1) I turn my back on me and refuse to accept a very important part of myself, and (2) I ask the people close to me to hold my feelings for me, to be the containers of my unconscious or the feelings inside me that I do not wish to see. Because I deny my anger to myself does not mean that it goes away. Today, I am willing to consider that there might be something more to it, that I may be carrying feelings of anger that I need to accept.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
Want to know about your Spiritual Source? ‘It is a simple procedure to calculate the number of seeds in an apple. But who among us can ever say how many apples are in a seed?’ ~Dr. Wayne Dyer, Everyday Wisdom
Even though I feel very small when the stars come out at night, I remember that I, too, am made of stardust.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Don’t believe in miracles. Rely on them.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
I am full of joy in the discovery that I am okay just the way I am. Today I can accept all of me today and that is a miracle.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
I don’t have to figure out God’s will for me anymore. God’s will is defined for me by taking Steps 10 and 11. Because it’s all a process of weeding out everything which isn’t God’s will. – Cindy F.