Conquer Yourself

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“It is better to conquer yourself

than to win a thousand battles.

Then the victory is yours.

It cannot be taken from you,

not by angels or by demons,

heaven or hell.”

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~ Buddha

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Body, mind and soul, find the balance

between what comes and what goes,

between what we take and what we give

and we will have conquered ourselves.

The victor does not concede to any person,

place or thing, does not dance to their dictates,

and becomes one with the ebb and flow

that is the rhythm of the Uni-verse.

Recovery is to conquer yourself.

Sobriety is a blessing from a High Power.

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Don’t Take It Personally

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“There is

a huge amount

of freedom that

comes to you

when you take

nothing personally.”

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~Don Miguel Ruiz

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Personally, I like me, God likes me and

if you don’t like me, that’s your problem.

Even constructive criticism is your opinion

and the options of how I react to that opinion

rest personally with the free me.

Today, as long as I choose to do the next right thing,

I concern myself with doing the will of my Higher Power,

I can personally be happy, joyous and free.

Recovery is the freedom to be happy with yourself.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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The Inside Job

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“Though we travel

the world over

to find the beautiful,

we must carry it with us

or we find it not.”

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~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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It is not what you see, it is how you perceive.

The Great Creator has made this world beautiful,

look for the good, be kind and loving, have faith,

believing that God has already provide the beautiful.

Today, look inside of yourself,

God has also planted something beautiful in there,

a soul that can be happy, joyous and free.

Recovery is having a beautiful attitude.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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The Secret

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“The secret of the true life

is to remain still

in the midst of activity

and vibrantly awake

while in meditation.

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~ Dada Vaswani

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Feeding into the chaos is a false life.

Placating the wishes and wants of others is a false life.

Placing great expectations on people

and God’s world is a false life.

The true life is to see both sides of the coin,

to understand the ebb and flow,

to know the yin and yang of the Great Creator.

Today, seek your balance.

Recovery is to know when to turn off and when to tune in.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Pay The Price

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“For anything worth having

one must pay the price;

and the price is always

work, patience, love,

and self-sacrifice”

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~ John Burroughs

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Unfortunately we cannot have it all

just by saying the magic words,

clicking our heels together,

rubbing the genie’s lamp,

twitching one’s nose

or by the snapping of our fingers.

Today, do the next right thing, know that

all prayers are answered in God’s time,

and love is the key to all of life’s dreams.

Today, know that what you give of yourself

is the price one pays for happiness.

Recovery is getting what you pay for.

Sobriety is a gift from a loving Higher Power.

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No Excuses

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“If you really want

to do something,

you’ll find a way.

If you don’t,

you’ll find an excuse.”

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~ Jim Rohn

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Don’t lie, but be tactful.

Excuses are lies dressed up in fancy words.

Today, if you have a reason or even if you do not

have a reason to do or not do something,

be honest, do not make lame excuses.

Today, negotiate, accommodate, moderate,

compromise, just be kind and find an honest

mutual path to happy, joyous and free.

Recovery is never having to make an excuse.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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A Good Egg

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“A true friend is

someone who thinks

that you are a good egg

even though he knows that

you are slightly cracked.”

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~ Bernard Meltzer

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Everyone has a little chink in their armor,

a friend is someone who will not expose

or take advantage of those weaknesses.

Today, be a friend, carry a bandage with you

and apply to a friend when necessary

to make sure their cracks do not grow any larger.

Recovery is caring for another

even if they are slightly cracked.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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