AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
It is probably true that you and your husband have been living too much alone, for drinking many times isolates the wife of an alcoholic. Therefore, you probably need fresh interests and a great cause to live for as much as your husband. If you cooperate, rather than complain, you will find that his excess enthusiasm will tone down. Both of you will awaken to a new sense of responsibility for others. You, as well as your husband, ought to think of what you can put into life instead of how much you can take out. Inevitably your lives will be fuller for doing so. You will lose the old life to find one much better. – Pgs. 119-120 – To Wives
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
By now you may be hearing things you don’t like. It can be difficult to accept the truth, but eventually most of it will make sense. For now, just listen without argument–let things settle a little before you discard them.
Even if I don’t agree or accept everything told to me now, rather then outright discard it, let me listen, file away for future reference, and process the information later.
Releasing of Perfectionism
Today, I will not demand that my life be perfect in order for me to love it, nor will I demand that all my relationships be perfect for me to value and respect them. If I try to make my life and relationships perfect, I will be constantly engaged in a neurotic battle with my transitory illusion of perfection. There is no such thing as an ideal, and to insist that life be ideal is to miss the forest for the trees. I will not condemn myself to the constant feeling that I have drawn the short straw. Perfection is in the eyes of the beholder — it is subjective. I will not ask the moment to be more than the moment — I will not be conditional in my love.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
It has been said that we are not human beings having a spiritual experience but spiritual beings having a human experience. As a dream is to your human experience, addiction is to your spiritual experience. When you awake, you realize it no longer has power over you.
Sometimes I need a rude awakening before I can have a spiritual awakening.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Recovery is an inside job.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I pray for the knowledge of God’s Will for me and the power to carry it through.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
The bigger my head. The bigger the target. Anon.