AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
In this book you read again and again that faith did for us what we could not do for ourselves. We hope you are convinced now that God can remove whatever self-will has blocked you off from Him. If you have already made a decision, and an inventory of your grosser handicaps, you have made a good beginning. That being so you have swallowed and digested some big chunks of truth about yourself. – Pgs. 70-71 – How It Works
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
One of the things you will notice about our fellowship is that we hug a lot. Often this makes newcomers uncomfortable because they are not used to being given love and attention without serious strings attached. There are no strings, we just simply love you.
Give me the courage to hug the next clean and sober person I see.
Entering the Darkness
Today, I will allow myself to enter into the dark and searing painful experiences of my past, and cry it all out. If I can bring emotional literacy and forgiveness into the ‘occupied territory’ of my inner world, I can give myself the freedom I desire. I have a world within me that is deep and peaceful. The grief that I carry hidden in silence has great feelings in the present, and I release them. There is no longer any safety for me in hiding. My security comes from full awareness and acceptance of who I am. Until I understand my grief and allow myself to know it, I will not be free of its grip.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
You cannot go back and make new choices or change the outcome of the past. But you can face the demons of your past and change your destiny.
Not everything I face can be changed, but nothing can be changed until I face it.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
If anyone speaks badly of you, live so no one will believe it.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I find healthy ways to express my anger and resentments so that I can be free of them. Today I empty myself of all anger and resentments so that I can love come into my heart.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
Until I make peace with what I am I’ll never be content with what I have. – Burt S.