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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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All Or Nothing

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“So we shall
have to settle,
respecting most
of our problems,
for a very gradual
progress, punctuated
sometimes by heavy
setbacks.
Our oldtime attitude
of “all or nothing”
will have to be abandoned.”

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As Bill Sees It p 6

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One step at a time,  one day at a time.

“Easy Does It.”  *

“We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.”  **

Today, follow a few suggestions

and try to work these principles into your daily affairs.

Recovery is abandoning the “all or nothing” attitude.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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* Big Book   p 135
** Big Book  p 60

 

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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The Self-deceived

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Only the

self-deceived

will claim

perfect freedom

from fear.”

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~ As Bill Sees It    p 263

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Self deception is the bad habit left over

from the stinking thinking drinking days.

This type of stinking thinking is better recognized as

DENIAL.

In recovery we learn it is quite alright to experience

feelings and emotions. The difference is that

today we don’t have to drink to hide those feelings.

Love, laugh, cry, be apprehensive,

be the person your Higher Power wants you to be,

and most importantly be the sober person

you want to be.

Recovery is to avoid self-deception.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Self-justification

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...”we need not look far

to see that

self-justification

is a universal destroyer

of harmony and of love.”

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As Bill Sees It p 285

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Self-justification is the same as using a lame excuse.

Egotism to the extreme, I couldn’t be wrong,

it had to be your fault.

You were the wrong color, the wrong religion,

the wrong sex, the wrong whatever

and I was superior to you.

I  could also justify every drink, drug and donut

that I ever ingested.

Today, no excuses.

Recovery is to avoid self-justification.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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The Whole Package

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“If we examine every

disturbance we have,

great or small,

we will find at the

root of it some

unhealthy dependency

and its consequent

unhealthy demand.”

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As Bill Sees It .  p 288

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Recovery is the whole package,

physical, mental and emotional sobriety.

It was those unhealthy demands and

unhealthy dependency that gave us

many excuses to drink .

I drink because physically I am an alcoholic,

my unhealthy mental and emotional states only

contribute to the problem.

Today, ask your Higher Power to give you

the strength and courage to change those habits

and attitudes that are unhealthy, to eliminate

those excuses that once caused us to drink.

Recovery is working on the total package,

physical, mental and emotional sobriety.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.com

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https://meandthebosspoetry.wordpress.com

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