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The Virtue Of Prudence

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“Wise men and women

rightly give a top rating

to the virtue of prudence.

They know that without

this all important attribute

little wisdom is to be had.”

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As Bill Sees It   p  253

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Prudence: to show good and careful judgment

when handling practical matters.

The good drunk wants what he wants

and he wants it now, instant gratification.

This is not prudent.

Today, learn the difference between

your wants and your needs

and in all of your prayers

ask to be given patience.

Recovery is to give a top rating to prudence.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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No Better Choice

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“In short,

we chose to

`become willing’,

and no better choice

did we ever make.”

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As Bill Sees It   p 4

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HOW it works; Honesty, Open-mindedness and

Willingness.

When we become willing to change, it is amazing

how a loving Higher Power will do for us,

what we could not do for ourselves.

Today, be willing,

learn to listen and listen to learn.

Recovery is to become willing.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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I Commiserate

Years ago I used to

commiserate with all

people who suffered.

Now I commiserate

only with those who

suffer in ignorance,

who do not understand

the purpose and ultimate

utility of pain.

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As Bill Sees It   p 4

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Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

Stupid is unable to learn, ignorant has not yet learned.

With the stupid who are in pain we can show compassion.

For the ignorant, we give the the opportunity to learn,

we commiserate with them,

showing them how  we

relied upon a Higher Power to relieve our suffering.

If they refuse to learn, let them suffer.

Recovery is to commiserate with those who suffer in ignorance

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Confirmed Honesty

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“When we are honest

with another person,

it confirms that we

have been honest with

ourselves and with God.”

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As Bill Sees It p 17

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The drunk can justify every drink by being in denial,

a polite way of saying that they lie to themselves.

There are no excuses, the alcoholic drinks because he must,

the addicted backward brain says so.

As they work through the steps, those that recovery

discover their dishonest ways

and how it has affected them and others.

Learning to be honest is just one

of the many rewards of recovery.

Recovery is learning to tell the truth.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Being Humble Enough

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“I am a firm believer

in both guidance and prayer.

But I am fully aware,

and humble enough, I hope,

to see there may be

nothing infallible

about my guidance.”

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As Bill Sees It  p. 39   Letter  1950

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How many time in hindsight (which is 20 – 20),

have we discovered that the guidance we thought

we had received in answer to our prayers,

was in error because our egoes

influenced the eventual outcome.

Have faith, believe in prayer, meditate well,

but just make sure the guidance you have received

is not being led astray by your own selfish desires.

Recovery is being humble enough to question our motives.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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The Best Source

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We discovered

the best possible source

of emotional stability

to be “God Himself.”

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As Bill Sees It    p 72

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This too shall pass.

Up and down is natural in this scheme we refer to as life,

however, somewhere in between usually is the best place

to find emotional stability.

Today, rely on a loving Higher Power to put

an emotional balance into your life.

Laugh when you can, cry if you must,

then “let go and let God” take you to a new place

where your life can be in balance and you can

concentrate on doing His will.

Recovery is relying on God to provide emotional security.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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The Whole Truth

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“How truth makes us free

is something that we A.A.’s

can well understand.

It cuts the shackles

that once bound us

to alcohol.”

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As Bill Sees It p 70

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Why did I lie,

for the same reason I drank alcohol,

because I could

and I was addicted to the feeling.

When I could no longer stand the feeling of dread and doom

my Higher Power, whom  I wish to call God,

was benevolent enough to put a soul into my life

who told me that I did not have to feel that way, ever again.

Today, the fellowship, following a few suggestions

and telling the truth makes me happy, joyous and free.

Recovery is never fearing the truth.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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