AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote
While our literature has preserved the integrity of the A.A. message, sweeping changes in society as a whole are reflected in new customs and practices within the Fellowship. Taking advantage of technological advances, for example, A.A. members with computers can participate in meetings online, sharing with fellow alcoholics across the country or around the world. Fundamentally, though, the difference between an electronic meeting and the home group around the corner is only one of format. – Pg. xxiv – 4th. Ed. – Forward To Fourth Edition
Hour To Hour – Book – Quote
It doesn’t cost a lot of money for us to recover. It costs a lot of time. We have to be diligent and program consciousness from this hour to the next, every hour for the rest of our lives. We ‘have’ to do it, until we ‘want’ to do it.
I embrace our program in gratitude.
The incoherence that results from holding onto resentments and unforgiving attitudes keeps you from being aligned with your true self. It can block you from your next level of quality life experience. Metaphorically, it’s the curtain standing between the room you’re living in now and a new room, much larger and full of beautiful objects. The act of forgiveness removes the curtain. Clearing up your old accounts can free up so much energy that you jump right into a whole new house. Forgiving releases you from the punishment of a self-made prison where you are both the inmate and the jailer.
– Doc Childre and Howard Martin
submitted by Tian Dayton PhD
Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote
What lies ahead of you and what lies behind you is insignificant compared to what lies within you.
The thing that’s so great about recovery today is that no matter where I am, I’m here.
“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book
Let It Begin With Me
Time for Joy – Book – Quote
Today I reach out and touch.
Alkiespeak – Book – Quote
The meeting was at a church, there was a man standing at the door, he had a tie on and he was handsome. And I thought: ‘He must be the minister, now he’ll tell me to leave.’ And he stuck out his hand and said, ‘Welcome.’ And I wasn’t ready for that; the welcome I got from Alcoholics Anonymous. One drunk relating to another. – Sharon B.