AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
We reviewed our own conduct over the years past. Where had we been selfish, dishonest, or inconsiderate? Whom had we hurt? Did we unjustifiably arouse jealousy, suspicion or bitterness? Where were we at fault, what should we have done instead? We got all this down on paper and looked at it. – Pg. 69 – How It Works
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
You don’t have to worry about your faults now or feel shame. None of us are near perfect, even if we’ve been clean and sober a long time. We strive for progress, not perfection.
Let me know I don’t have to put up a front of perfection, my goal is progress in sobriety.
Sometimes, healing doesn’t feel good. Sometimes, it involves deep pain. The effect of healing is gentle, freeing and wonderful, but the road leading to it can be hellish. Now, I understand what the Psalms mean by, ‘valley of the shadow of death.’ They were referring to a spiritual enlightenment involving a death and a rebirth. In order to be born into enlightenment, it is necessary that I face and clear out the dark and scary parts of myself. I need all of me for a life of spiritual freedom.
Today, I know that I was never alone along the way, and that I need never feel alone again.
– Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
What you are feeling today is not the way you will always feel. Happy or sad, mad, glad, or bad, the one thing you can always count on is that everything changes.
Even though I resist change, there’s no way to progress without it.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
When you continually don’t like the way people treat you, it is usually because you are cooperating with the treatments.
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today my happiness radiates from within me. – Gary Seidler
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
Denial isn’t a river in Egypt. – Unknown origin.