AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
This is not to say that all alcoholics are honest and upright when not drinking. Of course that isn’t so, and such people often may impose on you. Seeing your attempt to understand and help, some men will try to take advantage of your kindness. – Pg. 141 – To Employers
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
Right now there probably isn’t much time that goes by when you don’t think about using. Although sometimes frightening, understand that slowly this will fade away. Only time will remove your constant thoughts of using or drinking, but it does pass.
Every time I think getting high would feel good, let me remember the pain in my gut and fear in my heart just not so long ago.
Today, I see that I can’t release something just because someone tells me that it is the right or nice thing to do. Until I have moved through an internal process of identifying honestly what is going on with me, I can’t really let it go. Honesty means that I am willing to be responsible. Whatever negative characteristics may have become a part of me from living with unhealed pain are, unfortunately, mine to deal with now. Projecting and blaming will not get me closer to getting rid of them. If I do not own my feelings, they will own me.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
In order to forgive, you have to have blamed.
I don’t have to forgive people, places, and things, if I don’t blame people, places, and things.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
The process is perfect; let it work.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
I am so grateful I have a power greater than myself to turn to when I do not have the answers. I am so grateful for the program of recovery that has brought me joy and purpose and love.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
I play the ball from where it lies – not where I wish it was. – Arnold Palmer.