AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
Resentment is the ‘number one’ offender. It destroys more alcohlolics than anything else. From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick. – Pg. 64 – How It Works
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
Even when we consciously don’t think we want to get high, our disease of addiction works through our subconscious and calls, ‘what do they know; just one won’t hurt; well, if they’re going to be like that!’ Our subconscious pops silly excuses for using into our minds. We must learn to recognize and neutralize these thoughts.
May my subconscious ‘arguments’ that subtly tell me to use, have no power to influence my true goal of staying clean and clear.
Today, I understand that in forgiving someone else I free myself. I held back on forgiveness because it seemed too kind an act for those who had hurt me. Why should I make them feel good? Why should I let them off the hook? I understand now that forgiving someone else and letting go – when I am truly ready – dissolves the resentment that is stored within me. I will not jump to forgiveness too quickly, forcing myself to do what I am not sincerely able to do. I will not forgive because it is the right thing to do. I will fully feel and acknowledge all that blocks me, and I will give myself the time I need to do this. When I do forgive, it will be to set myself free, to let go of the past and move on.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
Probably any one of us can get along with perfect people, but our task is to get along with imperfect people. The worst part of trying to get along with imperfect people is that they refuse to change into what we want.
When I think about how hard it is to change myself, I know how hard it will be to change others.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
You don’t get drunk watching another drink. You don’t get serenity watching others do the steps.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I practice restraint of tongue and pen and I do not hurt anyone intentionally. Today I give myself time to express myself appropriately. Today I go beyond negative feelings. I act as if I am coming from a place of love.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
If you take alcohol out of my life, I’m left with emptiness, darkness, despair, and all-consuming hopelessness. If it’s not replaced with something of value, I must drink. And I know absolutely, from my experience, that Alcoholics Anonymous is that something of value that fills that hole and fulfills every need I shall ever have. – Cubby S.