Category Archives: Big Book Thoughts

Ask God

“If we have to determine which

of two courses to take, we ask

God for inspiration, an intuitive

thought or decision.”


As Bill Sees It P 243

The only bad spot to be in is when your choices
are between the lesser of two evils.
Today, hopefully your choices will allow you
to use the best of two good worlds.
With any choice, a short prayer,
some soul searching meditation
and the advice from a few trusted friends
will help in the decision making.
A good lesson for inspiration and intuition
is to keep your mouth shut,
learn to listen and listen to learn.
Remember how it hurts
when your sponsor says”I told you so,” that is
God delivering the message through someone
who has been there and done that.
Recovery is a God inspired decision.
Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.
ME and the Boss

Not A Soul

“After six long months,

I had to admit

that not a soul

had surely laid hold

of the Master –

not excepting myself.”


As Bill Sees It p 114

Only God can help an alcoholic achieve sobriety.
The best a recovering alcoholic can do for another
is to be God’s mouthpiece and show by example
how wonderful a life without alcohol can be.
Eventually the paradox becomes clear;
that in order to keep your sobriety,
you must try to give yours away.
Show them the light and lead them if you can,
knowing that the outcome will be between them
and the God of their understanding.
Today, practice these principles in all of your affairs,
knowing that you may be the only Big Book
someone may see.
Recovery is helping yourself by helping others.
Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.
ME and the Boss

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