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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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The Choice Must Be Ours

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“A good adviser

will never do

all our thinking

for us.

He knows that

each final choice

must be ours.”

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As Bill Sees It p 83

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Let us review the options.

Thus begins the three C’s of decision making:

first, we must review the Choices, then we know

that at some time God will give us the Chance

lastly, we must make the Change.

Whatever you choose, don’t worry,

as long as it doesn’t kill you or put you in jail,

know that God will forgive and you may

have another chance tomorrow.

Best advice, change, today is a different day.

Recovery is making our own final choices.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Our Own Defects

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“A clear light seems

to fall upon us all –

– when we open our eyes.

Since our blindness is

caused by our own defects,

we must first deeply realize

what they are.”

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As Bill Sees It   p  11

 

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You correction of that character defect

may not be to the liking of your mother-in-law,

however, for yourself, the change may be the light

that will guide you to a new life that is happy,

joyous and free.

Be willing, put a name on that defect,

and ask your Higher Power how you may best

become the person you and He want you to be.

Recovery is to realize what our defects are.

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 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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No Guilt

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“Could I suggest that

you look at excessive guilt

for what it is ?

Nothing but a sort of

reverse pride.

A decent regret for what

has happened is fine.

But guilt – – no. “

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As Bill Sees It p 68

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Guilt, just another reason to drink,

or so we thought.

When we learn that in truth

the reason we drank was because

we are alcoholics.

no other reason required.

Work the steps,

clear the wreckage of the past,

and know that doing the next right thing

eliminates the chance of having guilty feelings.

Recovery is being able to eliminate guilt.

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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Always Threatening

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“And, even though

we are now sober,

the old patterns

of behavior are

to a degree still

with us, always

threatening to explode

on any good excuse.”

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As Bill Sees It p 56

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One day at a time I ask the God of my understanding

to protect me from the old stinking thinking.

Every disease is subject to relapse and only by maintaining

a sound spiritual foundation

am I able to keep the disease in remission.

The disease is there, always, doing push ups, just waiting

for me to get to close to the slippery slope.

Today, don’t think, don’t drink, go to a meeting

and rely on your Higher Power to protect you

from your old behaviors.

Recovery is to defend against old patterns of thinking.

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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