AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
Imagine life without faith! were nothing left but pure reason, it wouldn’t be life. But we believed in life – of course we did. We could not prove life in the sense that you can prove a straight line is the shortest distance between two points, yet, there it was. Could we still say the whole thing was nothing but a mass of electrons, created out of nothing, meaning nothing, whirling on to a destiny of nothingness? Of course we couldn’t. The electrons themselves seemed more intelligent than that. At least, so the chemist said. – Pg. 54 – We Agnostics
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
Slogans seem silly but they are important tools: first things first; one day at a time; kiss. We say them frequently because we need to burn them into our thoughts. Slogans are not ‘fillers’ for reluctant speakers. They embody important principles necessary to our path of recovery.
With the next slogan I hear, let me really HEAR it, know its importance, and practice it.
Today, I will not hide my pain and suffering from myself or from my Higher Power. When I bring my most honest and pure self to the fore and understand my essential powerlessness over situations, when I am truly willing to turn over this angst to a power greater than myself, something changes. I let go and create space for a shift in perception. I experience a quiet awakening in my life, and forces that did not have room to enter are coming in to heal me. It is in letting go that I have a chance of achieving what I desire in my life. Holding on pushes away what I want, while releasing lets it all have enough breathing room so it can stay alive.
I open my heart to my Higher Power.
– Tian Dayton PhD
‘ Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody… I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat…. We must find each other. ‘
– Mother Teresa
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
‘Laughter has something in it in common with the ancient winds of faith and inspiration; it unfreezes pride and unwinds secrecy; it makes people forget themselves in the presence of something greater than themselves; something that they cannot resist.’ ~G.K. Chesterton
I cannot feel sorry for myself and laugh at the same time, so I take my levity seriously.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
It’s not the ‘yets’ we have to worry about, it’s the ‘again’s.’
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
It feels so good to like all of me today. I feel warm and comforted in knowing that I am just fine just the way I am.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
God doesn’t need much; whatever we have left is enough.- Anon.