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The Daily Discipline

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“The daily discipline

of prayer and meditation

will keep me in fit

spiritual condition,

able to face whatever

the day brings –

without the thought of a drink.”

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Daily Reflections,  p. 317

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What a wonderful way to begin the day,

instead of  waking up under that cloud of alcoholic smog

and worrying about when and where

I would get my next drink,

I now awaken to a routine that puts me

in closer contact to my Higher Power,

a daily discipline that brings sunshine into my life.

Today, be happy, joyous and free,

pray for guidance from the God of your understanding

and meditate, listen for His advice,

which is always to do the next right thing.

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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The Practice Of Prayer

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“As the practice

of prayer continues,

I will find I don’t

need words,

for God can, and does,

hear my thoughts

through silence.”

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Daily Reflections, p.322

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Every thought is a prayer.

Silence is God’s opportunity to talk.

One of the benefits of sobriety

and of working the Twelve Steps of A. A.

is a discipline that allows one to practice

those things that improve one’s life.

Today, know that there is no right way to pray

and it is only by practice that you may discover

a way of praying that will be just right for 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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His Own Conclusion

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“And be careful

not to brand him

as an alcoholic.

Let him draw

his own conclusion.”

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Big Book,  p. 92

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You can tell an alcoholic,

but you can’t tell him much.

No one wants to admit to being an alcoholic

and it may take some time

and a few hints or suggestions before

an individual may be willing to admit

that he is an alcoholic.

Don’t push , even though it may be apparent

that your new friend may have a problem,

tell him your story, plant the seed,

and pray.

Some will die so that others may live.

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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They Only Thought

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“They took inventory

all right, but hung on

to some of the worst

items in stock.

They only thought

they had lost their

egoism and fear;

they only thought they had humbled themselves.”

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Big Book,   p. 73

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Thinking is the bane of the active alcoholic

and it is also the possible destroyer of the drunk

who is not totally honest when working the steps of A.A..

When you think that you are humble, you’re not.

One of the better lessons given by many sponsors

is that if it has a name, someone has done it before you

and the guilt and shame will go away

when you continue to work the steps

and when you honestly do your inventory.

Honesty is the first spiritual principal.

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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Control

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“All of us felt at times that

we were regaining control,

but such intervals

– usually brief –

were inevitably followed

by still less control,

which led in time to pitiful

and incomprehensible demoralization.”

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Big Book,    p. 30

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I thought I enjoyed drinking.

I though my life would come to an end if

I could no longer drink.

I thought that somehow I could learn

to drink responsibly.

Thinking was obviously one of my problems.

When I stopped thinking, as suggested by my sponsor,

and I started to sober up, and I heard the stories

from the recovering alcoholics in the rooms,

it became apparent that to avoid the pitiful

and incomprehensible demoralization of the drunk

I would have to stop drinking, one day at a time.

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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Many Different

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“The basic principles of the

A. A. program, it appears, hold

good for individuals with many

different lifestyles, just as

the program has brought recovery

to those of many different

nationalities.”

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Big Book, p. xxii 3rd ed.
Forward to the Third Edition

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A drunk is a drunk is a drunk.

Regardless of your age, sex, race, religion,

or any other qualifier you may wish to hide behind,

if you have a problem with alcohol the

Twelve Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous

can be of assistance in showing you a better way to live.

All that is required is

Honesty, Open-mindedness and Willingness

which is HOW the program works.

Today, no hiding, no excuses,

follow the suggestions and know that

a loving Higher Power wants only the best

for all souls.

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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