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The Secret

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“The secret of the true life

is to remain still

in the midst of activity

and vibrantly awake

while in meditation.

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~ Dada Vaswani

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Feeding into the chaos is a false life.

Placating the wishes and wants of others is a false life.

Placing great expectations on people

and God’s world is a false life.

The true life is to see both sides of the coin,

to understand the ebb and flow,

to know the yin and yang of the Great Creator.

Today, seek your balance.

Recovery is to know when to turn off and when to tune in.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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“Serenity Prayer”

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“We treasure

our “Serenity Prayer”

because it brings

a new light to us

that can dissipate

our oldtime fatal habit

of fooling ourselves.”

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Grapevine March,  1962
As Bill Sees It,  p. 20

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The disease is cunning, baffling and powerful,

it makes the affected lie, cheat and steal,

to live a life that is far from reality.

The Serenity Prayer tells us

that we cannot change other people

or that we cannot change God’s world.

What the prayer tells us is

that the only thing we may change

is ourselves and our attitudes.

We must pray that a Higher Power

gives us the strength and courage,

the wisdom,  to change what we can.

Today, make sure that you are not fooling yourself,

talk with another recovering alcoholic and be honest

when they ask you how you are doing.

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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Acceptance

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“And acceptance
is the answer
to all my problems
today. When I am
disturbed, it is
because I find some
person, place, thing,
or situation
“ some fact
of my life “
unacceptable to me,
and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God’s world by mistake.”

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My bottom was my bottom,

it happened at that moment when I surrendered,

when I accepted God’s world

as being exactly as it is supposed to be.

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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Quiet

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The

quiet

acceptance

of

what

is,

is to know, to understand,

and to become enlightened.

It is what it is.

Eureka, AHA, WOW, I’ve got IT, do not need to be

shouted every time a light bulb comes on in your brain,

a quiet sigh or a contented nod may be the only signal

required to acknowledge your acceptance of God’s world

being exactly as it is supposed to be.

“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases;
it will never pass into nothingness;
but still will keep a bower quiet for us,
and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health,
and quiet breathing… ~ John Keats

Life is beautiful.

Mother nature, other people, the arts, the music,

the world you live in has many beautiful things to behold.

The ugly things in this world are created by sick people.

Stay away from sick people.

How to recognize a sick person; they are not quiet,

they talk much, say little and if they ever do anything,

they usually do the wrong thing at the wrong time.

“It is better to remain quiet
and be thought a fool,
than to open your mouth and prove it.”     ~ Abraham Lincoln

Today, be kind, if you cannot say something nice, be quiet.

Today, be loving, if you cannot tell the truth, be quiet.

Today, be patient and tolerant, avoid sick people,

and quietly go your own way.

Today, have a friend who knows that quiet time together is

chicken soup for the soul.

“The good and the wise
lead quiet lives.”                 ~ Euripides

Today, quietly do the will of your Higher Power.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

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ME and the Boss

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