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Daily Recovery Quotes – October 9, 2014

October 9

AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote

Some of us have been violently anti-religious. To others, the word ‘God’ brought up a particular idea of Him with which someone had tried to impress them during childhood. Perhaps we rejected this particular conception because it seemed inadequate. With this rejection we imagined we had abandoned the God idea entirely. We were bothered with the thought that faith and dependence upon a Power beyond ourselves was somewhat weak, even cowardly. We look upon this world of warring individuals, warring theological systems, and inexplicable calamity, with deep skepticism. We looked askance at many individuals who claimed to be godly. How could a Supreme Being have anything to do with it all? And who could comprehend a Supreme Being anyhow? Yet, in other moments, we found ourselves thinking, when enchanted by a starlit night, ‘Who, then, made all this?’ There was a feeling of awe and wonder, but it was fleeting and soon lost. – Pgs. – 45-46 – We Agnostics

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Hour To Hour – Book – Quote

Our freedom lies in recognizing the threefold illusion of this disease–mind (I can handle it), desire (it feels good), and flesh (I need it). These are all illusions which we soon will be liberated from.

May I surrender my illusions about the ‘goodness’ of mind affecting chemicals for myself and any addict / alcoholic.

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Forgiveness

Today, I am willing to take a leap of faith into a process of forgiveness. My willingness to consider forgiveness as an option says that I want more out of life and relationships, that I am engaged and alive. I am willing to feel, to love and be loved. This implies that I value myself more than I value winning, prevailing or revenge. Forgiveness is the ultimate statement of self-love. If I love myself I don’t want to do things to hurt myself. Some things aren’t within my control but forgiveness is. I can’t always make sure I don’t get hurt but I can have much to say about how I react to getting hurt.

– Tian Dayton PhD

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Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote

Life is too short to spend it miserable. An excellent way to abate misery is to look at what you are blessed with. Unclench your angry fist, hold it up, and use your fingers to name five things you are grateful for.

(P.S. we mean now!)

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“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book

People in our fellowships who think they are too big to do little things are perhaps too little to be asked to do big things.

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Time for Joy – Book – Quote

Today I am learning to trust that no matter what is going on in my life, I am in the process of growth.

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Alkiespeak – Book – Quote

I didn’t know how you could see that I was a newcomer. The fact that I’d been wearing the same dress for a week might have been a little tip-off. And that I came in festooned with jewelry, and had gobs and gobs of make-up on – which I didn’t take off at night – I was like Elizabeth the First, I just put more and more on every day. – Lorna K.

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