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Any Prejudice

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“Do not let any prejudice

you may have against

spiritual terms

deter you from honestly

asking yourself what

they mean to you.”

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~ Alcoholic Anonymous p. 47

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As a drunk I was afraid to be wrong,

just one of the many fears that drove me to drink.

Confusing religion and spirituality only

added to my fear, I had no answer.

AA has taught me that I had no faith

and until I had faith in a Power greater than myself

I would drink again and to drink for the alcoholic

is to die.

Today, have faith, God will do for you

what he has done for millions of AA members.

Recovery is being open minded.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Demands

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Demands made upon

other people

for too much attention,

protection, and love

can only invite domination

or revulsion. . . .

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~ 12 & 12 p. 44

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A demand is an expectation,

expectations are resentments waiting to be born

and for the alcoholic, resentments lead to drink

and to drink is to die.

Change is good, but in moderation.

If the drunk changes too much too fast and he expect others

to keep up with him, to give him what he wants,

one can only foresee that a negative response

is in the making.

Today, check your motives, know your wants and needs,

go slow, ask for guidance and when push comes to shove,

be flexible.

Recovery is seeking honest motives.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Our Inventory

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“We finally saw

that the inventory

should be ours,

not the other man’s.

So we admitted our wrongs honestly

and became willing to set

these matters straight.”

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~ AS BILL SEES IT, p. 222

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It was always somebody else’s fault.

If they would have, should have, could have

only done this or that, everything would not have

had such negative consequences.

What part did I have to play in this outcome

became the fundamental question.

Yes, I may have been influenced by my disease of alcoholism

however, that could not be an excuse.

To clear the wreckage of the past, to clear head and heart

of the guilt and shame, I had to be honest and confess

to God and another human being the exact nature of my wrongs.

Recovery is initiated by an honest self-inventory.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Why Can’t He ?

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“How many times people

have said to us:

‘I can take it or leave

it alone. Why can’t he ?’

Why don’t you drink like

a gentleman or quit.”

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BB p 20

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It was very difficult for me to understand

my obsession and compulsion to drink alcoholically,

therefore, how could I expect someone who has never

had the urge to drink understand.

Don’t worry about what they think,

put yourself into the middle of AA and hang out

with those who do understand.

Recovery is a we thing.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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The Essence Of Growth

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‘The essence of all growth

is a willingness to make

a change for the better

and then an unremitting willingness

to shoulder whatever responsibility

this entails.”

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~ AS BILL SEES IT, p. 115

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Recovery cannot be obtained by osmosis,

sitting in the chair at a meeting for ninety days

will only keep you sober for ninety days.

To obtain sobriety requires that you must be willing

to do the work and then you must take the action,

do the work.

Today, be willing, do something, use the spiritual

tools freely given by those who have gone before you

and have faith that the results of your efforts will be

serenity and peace of mind.

Recovery is taking the actions suggested.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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“Work and Wait”

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“Work and wait”,

“work and wait”,

that is what God

says to us in creation.”

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~ Josiah Gilbert Holland

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God will give you the chance, the choice is yours.

Today, work to create a life that is built around

doing the will of your loving Higher Power.

Today, love, laugh, be patient, be tolerant,

be kind and be the person God wants you to be.

Today, know that good choices will not have to

wait long to be rewarded with the blessings of

the loving Spirit of the Uni-verse.

Recovery is to “work and wait”.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Opportunities

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“A pessimist is one

who makes difficulties

of his opportunities

and an optimist is one

who makes opportunities

of his difficulties.”

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~ Harry Truman

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Is everything going to Hell in a hand-basket ???,

change your attitude, get a bushel basket,

collect all of the pieces, discard the sick and ugly,

keep the happy and healthy and use the opportunity

to make this world a better place for all.

Today, face the fear

and seek the chance to do God’s will.

Recovery is making opportunities out of your difficulties.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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