Abject Dependence

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“Nothing can be

more demoralizing

than a clinging and

abject dependence

upon another

human being.”

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As Bill Sees It p 72

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A symptom of the disease of alcoholism is “More”,

one is never enough.

When we rely upon another person the “we need more,

we want more”, will eventually drive that person away.

My disease wants me to isolate, be alone,

push away anyone who loves me and demanding more

is the best weapon the disease has.

Today, rely upon your Higher Power when you need more.

Recovery is never being dependent upon another human being..

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Genuine Integrity

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“Just how and when

we tell the truth

– or keep silent –

can often reveal

the difference between

genuine integrity

and none at all.”

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As Bill Sees It p 70

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When you think about the feelings of others,

instead of only your own selfish needs,

you become aware that a sharp tongue

can be a lethal weapon.

Gossip may have been a way to elevate our self esteem,

but in the long run it only comes back to haunt us

and jeopardize our own sobriety.

Today, if you can’t say something nice,

truthfully,

don’t say anything at all.

Recovery is learning genuine integrity.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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A.A. Was Not Invented

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“A.A. was not invented!

Its basics were brought

to us through the

experience and wisdom

of many great friends.

We simply borrowed and

adopted their ideas.”

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As Bill Sees It, p 67

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As far as human behavior goes

there is nothing new under the sun.

If it has a name, someone has done it.

Today, you are unique, however, borrowing

the best attributes of others can only improve

your outlook on life and your quality of living.

Recovery is learning from those

who have been there and done that.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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ME and the Boss

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My Basic Flaw

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“My basic flaw

had always been

dependence on people

or circumstances

to supply me with

prestige, security

and confidence.”

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As Bill Sees It p 63

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When I didn’t get what I wanted, I pouted, I moped,

I drank to forget.

Alcohol was not the answer,

nor were other people,

nor where the circumstances,

the problem and the answer was me.

Trust God, clean house

and help another alcoholic

was the solution to my problem.

Today, don’t forget, work a program.

Recovery is correcting the basic flaws.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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ME and the Boss

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Better To Comfort

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By the hour, I stared

at the Francis Prayer:

“It is better to comfort

than to be comforted.”

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As Bill Sees It p. 63

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Get out of yourself.

The drunk is a selfish, self-centered,

a me, me, me, who is always in pain because

the never get enough of what they think they deserve.

Today, don’t act like a drunk,

act like the person your Higher Power wants you to be,

the person who knows that to feel right,

do the next right thing:

be kind, be loving, be patient, be forgiving

be the person your God wants you to be.

Recovery is learning to comfort,

rather than being comforted.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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The Gift Of Faith

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“When I was driven

to my knees by alcohol,

I was made ready to ask

for the gift of faith.

And all was changed.”

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As Bill Sees It, p. 51

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Everyone has a different bottom, however,

for most souls the best bottom is the one

that allows them to listen, to be willing to change and

to have faith in the simple program of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Today, have no reservations, have no doubts,

have faith and remember HOW it works,

Honesty, Open-mindedness and Willingness.

Recovery is receiving the gift of faith.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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ME and the Boss

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Making Mistakes

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In the years ahead A.A. will,

of course, make mistakes.

Experience has taught us that

we need have no fear of doing this,

providing that we always remain

willing to admit our faults

and to correct them promptly.”

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A.A. Comes Of Age, p.231

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We need not only apply this attitude towards A.A.,

we should also apply this to our daily living.

Today, do the next right thing and when

you are not sure of what that action is,

call your sponsor, go to a meeting, read the Big Book.

Do what you have no fear of doing and if that

action turns out to be wrong,

be willing to promptly apologise.

Recovery is having no fear of making mistakes.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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ME and the Boss

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