The Eternal Spiritual Values

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. . . “we cannot grow very much

unless we constantly try to

envision what the eternal

spiritual values are.”

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As Bill Sees It p 15

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Change and growth are the pillars of recovery.

Hopefully we change for the better

and to ensure that or growth is healthy

we constantly seek the will of a loving Higher Power.

Keep it simple, strive to do the next right thing,

be kind, be loving, be patient, be tolerant, be forgiving

and be the person the God of your understanding

wants you to be.

The rewards for such efforts are the spiritual values of

peace of mind and serenity.

Recovery is to envision what the eternal spiritual values are.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Righteous Indignation

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“The positive value of

righteous indignation

is theoretical –

especially for alcoholics.”

As Bill Sees It   p 58

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Learning the difference between

healthy positive and sick negative behaviors

is the pathway to serenity and peace of mind.

Anger can never be justified.

Today, don’t get mad, don’t even think about

getting even, just do the next right thing,

do the will of your loving Higher Power and

pray for those who upset you.

Recovery is not justifying bad behaviors.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Any New Light

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Today, the vast

majority of us

welcome any new light

that can be thrown on

the alcoholic’s mysterious

and baffling malady.”

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As Bill Sees It    p 45

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Physical, mental or social, the alcoholic faces a stigma

and misunderstanding of the disease of alcoholism

that is not conducive to recovery.

Any news that helps to remove this stigma,

helps everyone to better understand the disease is a

welcoming breath of fresh air that is greatly appreciated.

Today, do what you can to help yourself and others

see the light.

Recovery is accepting any worthy advances

in the understanding of the disease of alcoholism.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Our Very First Problem

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“Our very first problem

is to accept our present

circumstances as they are,

ourselves as we are,

and the people about us

as they are.”

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As Bill Sees It, p 44

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The Serenity Prayer,

“God grant me the serenity to accept

the things I cannot change;”

people, places, things,

and the fact that I am an alcoholic.

Once we accept that there is a God,

and it is not us,

we can move on to accepting God’s world

as being exactly as He wants it to be.

By accepting this world, the drunk finds the answer

to his very first problem.

Recovery is accepting ourselves, people and things as they are.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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From Above

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gratitude that I had once

suffered the pains of

alcoholism,

gratitude that a miracle of

recovery

had been worked upon me

from above:

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As Bill Sees It p 133

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I am a grateful recovering alcoholic.

As long as I follow the simple suggestions of this program

I can look forward to receiving more miracles from above.

Today, be grateful for something, anything, and remember

to thank your Higher Power for the miracles of recovery.

Recovery is having gratitude for the miracles received from above.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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A Full And Thankful Heart

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“I try hard to hold fast

to the truth that

a full and thankful heart

cannot entertain

great conceits.”

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As Bill Sees It p 37

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I wanted what I wanted and I wanted it

immediately.

The selfish, self-centered drunk has a problem

with distinguishing between wants and needs.

Today, most recovering alcoholics are able to be

thankful for what they have and to understand that

wishes and wants are a pathway back to a place

where they do not want to go.

Recovery is learning to be grateful.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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The Starting Point

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“For all its usual

destructiveness,

we have found that fear

can be the starting point

for better things.”

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As Bill Sees It p.22

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Alcohol was the means to disguise fears.

The grandiose egomaniac

who suffered with an inferiority complex

was afraid of just about everything.

Learning from those who have gone before us we

begin to see how irrational many of our fears were.

Serenity and peace of mind are the rewards

for chasing the boogeyman out from under the bed.

The  best chaser, the Twelve Steps.

Recovery is using fear as a starting point for better things.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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