AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
Despite all we can say, many who are real alcoholics are not going to believe they are in that class. By every form of self-deception and experimentation, they will try to prove themselves exceptions to the rule, therefore nonalcoholic. If anyone who is showing inability to control his drinking can do the right-about-face and drink like a gentleman, our hats are off to him. Heaven knows, we have tried hard enough and long enough to drink like other people! – Pg. 31 – More About Alcoholism
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
Infatuation with our past life tends to produce a false sense of security based on wishful thinking. ‘Those people like me; I understand what they expect of me; they aren’t phonies.’ In the end we find those old securities only lasted as long as our usefulness did.
God, as I understand You, may I not be infatuated with wishful thinking of ‘the good old days!’
Today, I understand that dumping blame on someone else does not relieve pain or make my life better in any way. If I reach out to others by attacking and blaming them, how can I expect them to hear anything that I say? If I want to be heard, I need to risk being see — not as I wish to be seen but as I am. I ask too much of someone else when I say obnoxious things and yet insist on being heard. If I really want someone to understand me, I need to risk being vulnerable and let me feelings show. Pointing a finger at someone else will only make them want to point a finger at me. It is hard to feel vulnerable, but with practice, it will become easier. I will be left with more of my real self if I don’t tear at the self of someone else.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
Sarcasm is derived from a Greek word meaning ‘to tear flesh!’ We know that the only weapon that gets sharper with use is the tongue.
I use my wit to amuse and not to abuse.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I know that I am not alone. Today I know that God guides me in all situations and all I have to do to get help is to ask for it.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
Our 2nd Tradition says that a loving God speaks through our group conscience. So I have the assurance that if I go to a meeting, willing to listen, there’ll probably be a wino in the room who’ll hit me right between the eyes with exactly what I need to hear. – Doug D.