False and Unconscious Motivation

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…” we should be grateful

that our friends in psychiatry

have so strongly emphasized

the necessity to search for

false and unconscious motivations.”

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As Bill Sees It p 267

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Doing a thorough moral inventory with

a brain that is on backwards

is like the pot calling the kettle black.

When doing the Fifth Step,

make sure that you do it with a person who has the strength

to ask you to see what part you played in all of your

selfish and self-centered stinking thinking affairs.

Today, and every day, be honest.

Recovery is searching for the false and unconscious motivations.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Our Very Best

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“I learned that

the temporary

or seeming good

can often be

the deadly enemy

of the permanent best.

When it comes to

survival for A.A.,

nothing short of our very best will be good enough.”

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As Bill Sees It  p.162

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If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.

Change come in two sizes; Good and Bad.

Today,  no knee jerk reactions,

take it to the group conscious,

be patient and willing to listen to all sides of the discussion

and when all else fails, do nothing.

Today, when the situation calls for change,

do your very best to “allow” it to work,

knowing that “making” it work usually requires

a too large a hammer.

Recovery is nothing short of our very best..

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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A Selfish Program

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“I can see why

you are disturbed

to hear some

A.A. speaker say,

‘A.A. is a selfish program.'”

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As Bill Sees It p 81

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You cannot give that which you do not have.

Even though A.A. is a “WE” program, each soul

must protect and assure his own sobriety if he hopes

to share his experience, strength and hope with another.

Today, don’t drink, don’t think, go to a meeting and when you

feel good about your spiritual foundation, share the love,

share the good news that A.A. works,

if you work it.

Recovery is putting your own sobriety first.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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More Gifts

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“Is sobriety all that we are to expect

of a spiritual awakening ?

No, sobriety is only a bare beginning;

it is only the first gift

of the first awakening.

If more gifts are to be received,

our awakening must go on.”

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Does it ever stop ? ?

Hopefully, never.

As long as we don’t  pick up that first drink,

work the steps and follow a few suggestions

the many promises in the big book will come true

and each is usually accompanied by a spiritual awakening.

Today, be grateful and never stop moving forward.

Recovery is more gifts as we continue to go on.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Be Useful and Happy

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“Still more wonderful

is the feeling that

we do not have to be

specially distinguished

among our fellows

in order to be useful

and profoundly happy.”

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12 and 12, p 124

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What a wonderful feeling that I did not

have to be as good as or better than

anyone else in the fellowship.

When I worked the steps and began to

discover the real me a spiritual awakening

showed me that a loving Higher Power

does not make any junk.

It is  O.K. just to be me.

Recovery is learning to  be yourself.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Practically Always

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“Don’t be

too discouraged

about that slip.

Practically always,

we drunks learn

the hard way.”

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~ As Bill Sees It, p 253

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Be grateful that you made it back into the rooms.

Learn to listen and listen to learn and as long as

you don’t drink, one day at a time,

the promises will come true.

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

and listen closely to hear the suggestion

that will help you make it through the day.

Recovery is learning from your mistakes.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Change We Must

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“We have to grow

or else deteriorate.

For us, the status quo

can only be for today,

never for tomorrow.

Change we must,

we cannot stand still.”

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Grapevine, February 1961

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Experienced by many, when the alcoholic begins

his drinking career his emotional development ceases.

In recovery, the alcoholic must begin to grow emotionally

and this change is a journey that must continue

the rest of his life.

Today, doing the will of a loving Higher Power,

doing the next right thing, is a daily program

that allows one to change, to grow in recovery.

Recovery is change.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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