The Best Source

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We discovered

the best possible source

of emotional stability

to be “God Himself.”

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As Bill Sees It    p 72

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This too shall pass.

Up and down is natural in this scheme we refer to as life,

however, somewhere in between usually is the best place

to find emotional stability.

Today, rely on a loving Higher Power to put

an emotional balance into your life.

Laugh when you can, cry if you must,

then “let go and let God” take you to a new place

where your life can be in balance and you can

concentrate on doing His will.

Recovery is relying on God to provide emotional security.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.com

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https://meandthebosspoetry.wordpress.com

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The Whole Truth

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“How truth makes us free

is something that we A.A.’s

can well understand.

It cuts the shackles

that once bound us

to alcohol.”

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As Bill Sees It p 70

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Why did I lie,

for the same reason I drank alcohol,

because I could

and I was addicted to the feeling.

When I could no longer stand the feeling of dread and doom

my Higher Power, whom  I wish to call God,

was benevolent enough to put a soul into my life

who told me that I did not have to feel that way, ever again.

Today, the fellowship, following a few suggestions

and telling the truth makes me happy, joyous and free.

Recovery is never fearing the truth.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.com

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https://meandthebosspoetry.wordpress.com

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No Guilt

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“Could I suggest that

you look at excessive guilt

for what it is ?

Nothing but a sort of

reverse pride.

A decent regret for what

has happened is fine.

But guilt – – no. “

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As Bill Sees It p 68

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Guilt, just another reason to drink,

or so we thought.

When we learn that in truth

the reason we drank was because

we are alcoholics.

no other reason required.

Work the steps,

clear the wreckage of the past,

and know that doing the next right thing

eliminates the chance of having guilty feelings.

Recovery is being able to eliminate guilt.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.com

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https://meandthebosspoetry.wordpress.com

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Always Threatening

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“And, even though

we are now sober,

the old patterns

of behavior are

to a degree still

with us, always

threatening to explode

on any good excuse.”

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As Bill Sees It p 56

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One day at a time I ask the God of my understanding

to protect me from the old stinking thinking.

Every disease is subject to relapse and only by maintaining

a sound spiritual foundation

am I able to keep the disease in remission.

The disease is there, always, doing push ups, just waiting

for me to get to close to the slippery slope.

Today, don’t think, don’t drink, go to a meeting

and rely on your Higher Power to protect you

from your old behaviors.

Recovery is to defend against old patterns of thinking.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.com

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https://meandthebosspoetry.wordpress.com

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A Greater Personal Freedom

.

“When we come into A.A.

we find a greater

personal freedom

than any other

society knows.

We cannot be compelled

to do anything.”

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As Bill Sees It    p 50

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“The only requirement for membership

is a desire to stop drinking.”

The A. A. preamble says it all,

reinforced in Chapter Five of the Big Book’

“Here are the steps we took, which are

suggested as a program of recovery:”

No commandments, no vows, no must do list,

just the personal freedom to become the person

your Higher Power wants you to be.

Recovery is a personal freedom.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.com

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https://meandthebosspoetry.wordpress.com

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We Are Not Cured

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“We are not cured

of alcoholism.

What we really have

is a daily reprieve

contingent on the

maintenance of our

spiritual condition.”

As Bill Sees It p 27

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One day at a time, one hour at a time, one minute at a time,

doing the next right thing and defending against the thought of

drinking alcohol.

Your spiritual condition is not talking the talk,

it is walking the walk, which is doing the will

of a loving Higher Power.

Today, let go and let your God show you the way.

Recovery is a daily reprieve.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.com

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https://meandthebosspoetry.wordpress.com

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The Self-deceived

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Only the

self-deceived

will claim

perfect freedom

from fear.”

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~ As Bill Sees It    p 263

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Self deception is the bad habit left over

from the stinking thinking drinking days.

This type of stinking thinking is better recognized as

DENIAL.

In recovery we learn it is quite alright to experience

feelings and emotions. The difference is that

today we don’t have to drink to hide those feelings.

Love, laugh, cry, be apprehensive,

be the person your Higher Power wants you to be,

and most importantly be the sober person

you want to be.

Recovery is to avoid self-deception.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.com

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https://meandthebosspoetry.wordpress.com

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