Tag Archives: Acceptance

A Reality

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“Life is not

a problem

to be solved,

but a reality

to be experienced.”

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~ Soren Kierkegaard

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What’s the problem ???,

afraid of uncertainty, fear the change,

guess what ???,

that’s reality.

Today, minimize the angst, lower the stress,

reduce the number of headaches and “accept”

God’s world as being exactly as He wishes it to be,

ever-changing, beyond our scope of comprehension,

and a journey to be enjoyed.

Recovery is to enjoy the reality.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Be A Good Man

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“Wicked men

obey from fear,

good men,

from love.

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~ Aristotle

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It wasn’t until I came to AA that I learned how much I feared.

I feared life, other people, the future and all of the things that

I had absolutely no control over.

AA has taught me acceptance, and more importantly, faith.

Faith means I do not have to fear if I let go and let God

knowing that things will turn out just the way God wants them to be.

Today, obey the will of your loving Higher Power, be kind,

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

and be a good man.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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Our Own Conception

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“Much to our relief,

we discovered

we did not need to consider

another’s conception of God.

Our own conception,

however inadequate,

was sufficient to make

the approach and to effect

a contact with Him.”

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Big Book,    p.  46

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Every soul that enters the rooms of A.A.

comes in with a different concept of God that ranges from

there is no God to a place where the Pope can do no wrong.

The only concept required to begin a sober life is to

know that there is a God and it is not you.

Be it Bill W.’s burning bush or William James in

The Varieties of Religious Experience,

everyone who stays sober eventually agrees that

they are no longer in control and accepting

life on God’s terms is the easier softer way.

Today, do not be afraid of the concept,

surrender and let God find you.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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I’m Better Off

Gainsville 035

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“So I’m better off

if I don’t give advice,

don’t figure I know what’s best,

and just accept life

on life’s terms, as it is today –

especially my own life,

as it actually is.”

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BB,   p. 450

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Fear, I had to be in control,

do as I say, ignore what I am doing.

Helter skelter and bouncing from wall to wall

was the drunks perception of reality.

Today, work the program,

quiet the noisy mind and

don’t take yourself so damn seriously.

Have faith, know that doing the will of God,

doing the next right thing, usually means

offering your experience

only when asked.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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Acceptance . . . and Faith

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“Acceptance and faith

are capable of producing

100 per cent sobriety.

In fact, they usually do;

and they must, else

we would have no life at all.”

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As Bill Sees It p 6

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Acceptance that I am an alcoholic,

acceptance that one can recover from the disease,

acceptance that this world is exactly the way God wants it to be,

and faith that the next breath will be a sober breath

by the grace of God.

There is a life to be lived and those who have

acceptance and faith know that this life

can be happy, joyous and free.

Today, get a life, don’t fight reality,

accept it.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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Don’t Worry

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“There may be some wrongs

we can never fully right.

We don’t worry about them

if we can honestly say

to ourselves that we would

right them if we could.”

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BB p 83

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A few key words for recovery:

acceptance, honesty, willingness

and doing the next right thing.

When we apply these qualifiers to all

of our decisions and we deduce that

we have done our best,

the promises will come true.

We accept that the past may be past,

that there are no weak excuses, only honest reasons,

that we are willing to change, to tell the truth

and to be the person God wants us to be,

then and only then will we have been thorough

and we will know peace of mind and serenity.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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Step Eight

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8. Made a list

of all persons

we had harmed,

and became willing

to make amends

to them all.”

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BB p 59

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If we were diligent and honest

in taking our Step Four inventory

we should have a list of those we have offended.

As with many of the suggestions in the Big Book

the only requirement is a WILLINGNESS to change.

Today, be willing, remember that recovery

is life, a journey into the unknown

and change is to be accepted if one

wishes to have a life that is

happy, joyous and free.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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