Daily Recovery Quotes – February 28

February 28

AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote

Though they knew they must help other alcoholics if they would remain sober, that motive became secondary. It was transcended by the happiness they found in giving themselves for others. – Pg. 159 – A Vision For You

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Hour To Hour – Book – Quote

We must always fan the flame of inspiration and enthusiasm or our slight hold on sobriety will flicker and fade. We fan the flame by going to meetings, listening to the professionals we hire, choose and use a sponsor, and we must help others.

God, as I understand You, please show me one person I can give an encouraging word to in this hour.

New Life

I can feel my body and my spirit trying to come back to health. I am breathing in and out with relaxed, complete breaths and with each breath I take, I feel more serene. I sense the life within each pore of my body and it feels good, it feels right, it feels alive. My body needed to fall apart a little, it needed to get my attention and tell me it needed tender, loving care. Today, I will pay attention to what my body is trying to tell me it wants and needs and I will give it what it is calling out for.

I listen to what my body is asking for and I do something about it

– Tian Dayton PhD

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Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote

Do you think you deserve special treatment because you are clean and sober? Most of us do at one time or another. Treat us special and we feel normal; treat us normal and we feel rejected.

Do I want my ego to be the first thing people see when I walk into a room?

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“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book

People may not always believe what you say, but they will always believe what you do.

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Time for Joy – Book – Quote

I am at choice today. I accept the responsibility of my life with a new sense of maturity, confidence, and even excitement.

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Alkiespeak – Book – Quote

…And the unlived life is not worth examining. – Serenity Sam.

Daily Recovery Quotes – February 27

February 27

AA ‘Big Book’ – Quote

God has abundantly supplied this world with fine doctors, psychologists, and practitioners of various kinds. Do not hesitate to take your health problems to such persons. – Pg. 133 – The Family Afterwards

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Hour To Hour – Book – Quote

Sometimes you won’t be able to trust that all will be well. You’ll think ‘it isn’t well’ and ‘I don’t want to hear others telling me it will be all right.’ OK. Be angry. Now go do something that is suggested to you today. Make a phone call to your sponsor, make a meeting, help another in early recovery. Channel your anger toward action.

Grant me the strength to do one activity today that is suggested in the books or by a fellow member in recovery.

Unseen Hands

There are forces in this ever alive and vibrating universe that want to help me if I can let them. I will pray to unseen hands to guide me toward wellness, to lift me towards God. If I am low, I will allow this legion of tiny hands to lift me in the blink of an eye. I will ask and trust that help is at hand. I will free my mind so that it can include more experience that it normally does. I will allow the veil to be lifted so that I can see this spiritual and alive universe for what it is and people for the tender and vulnerable creatures that we all are.

– Tian Dayton PhD

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Pocket Sponsor – Book – Quote

It’s a very interesting thing about human nature, when you stop treating yourself poorly, it will become unacceptable for others to do so.

If I don’t take care of myself, why should anyone else?

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“Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book” – Book

Daily meditation for about 20 minutes is recommended for all in recovery; unless, of course, you’re very busy, then you should meditate for an hour.

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Time for Joy – Book – Quote

Today I will trust myself when something does not feel smooth and flowing. I will begin to look around for alternatives for anything that feels rough and irritating.

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Alkiespeak – Book – Quote

This is a disease of insight. I could see the filth, the deceit, the ugliness, the infidelity. The pain of alcoholism and me. It was all very clear. I could see through myself like glass – As Socrates said: ‘The unexamined life is not worth living.’ – Tom M.