AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
Of far more importance was the fact that he was the first living human with whom I had ever talked, who knew what he was talking about in regard to alcoholism from actual experience. In other words, ‘he talked my language. He knew all the answers, and certainly not because he had picked them up in his reading. – Pg. 180 – Doctor Bob’s Nightmare
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
It is easier for us to blame others (parents, spouses, friends) for our addiction then it is to look at self. We must never forget that we drank that drink, snorted that coke, toked that joint, and took that fix. US. ‘They’ didn’t do it.
May I never forget that I used too many mind affecting chemicals because I have the disease of addiction! Other reasons are not causes. Everyone has problems yet not everyone suffers from addiction.
Patience with Myself
Today, I will be patient with myself. When I do not do as well as I wish I would, I will not make that a reason to get down on myself. I will instead recognize that the fastest way to bring myself out of a painful funk is through understanding and being good to myself. I needn’t get caught in my own cycle of shame, resentment and blame. If a child is upset, I comfort the child because I understand that is what will makes things better. I give myself the same comfort that I would extend to a hurt child knowing that it will help me have the strength to forgive and move on.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
We recommend that you take your Third Step every morning and turn your will over to the care of God, as you understand God. Then at night, take a Tenth Step to see how God is doing.
I talk often to my Higher Power. S/He understands better than most people.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
These are not the Steps we discussed, or memorized, or analyzed. These are the steps we took.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
It feels so good to know that I am healing from my old wounds. As I bring love and acceptance to myself today I can watch the pain disappear and I feel so much better about myself.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
YET = You’re Eligible Too. Anon.