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The Primary Object

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“It seems to me

that the primary object

of any human being

is to grow ,

as God intended,

that being the nature

of all growing things.”

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As Bill Sees It      p  294

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The A. A. fellowship and working the steps

has made clear to me that my alcoholism

stunted my emotional and spiritual growth.

After 30 years of drinking I awoke and found a

20 year old, still chasing skirts and keg parties.

Today, I try to work all of these principles

in all of my affairs with the guidance

of my loving Higher Power.

Recovery is to keep on growing.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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In Or Out

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As many an

alcoholic has said,

‘I came to the place

where it was either

into A.A. or out

the window.

So here I am.”

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As Bill Sees It p 322

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Thanks to A. A, I have a choice.

With the strength and courage

provided me by my Higher Power and the fellowship

I have learned to choose not to drink alcohol,

one day at a time.

Today I go to meetings to find out

what happens to those who stop going to meetings,

those who choose to go out the window.

Recovery is to get into your program

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Criticism

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“Thanks much for your

letter of criticism.

I’m certain that had it

not been for its strong

critics A.A. would have

made much slower

progress.”

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As Bill Sees It    p  326

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Just as Bill and A.A. used criticism to grow,

so should the alcoholic who wants be sober.

Do not  fear personal criticism.

God is pointing out to you,

through the voice of that person

who has been there and done that,

that the noted character defect in you

might require some alterations.

Recovery is to use personal criticism to grow.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Those That Promise

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As individuals,

we can and should work

with those that promise

success –

even a little success.”

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As Bill Sees It p 147

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Don’t prejudge, that is the job of a Higher Power.

Never forget the paradox, I cannot keep my sobriety,

unless I give it away, but, don’t waste your time.

Work with those who want it, who promise

to go to any lengths to achieve sobriety.

The First Step is the best judge.

Today, protect your sobriety,

work with another drunk.

Recovery is to work with those who show promise.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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No Trust, No Love

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“Most surely,

there can be no trust

where there is no love,

nor can there be real love

where distrust holds

its malign way.”

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As Bill Sees It p 144

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Trust and love appear to be the same word,

or in other words,

you cannot have one without the other.

God loves you and He wants you

to love yourself, the soul

that is anxious to do His will,

to do the next right thing.

Today, trust those who love you unconditionally,

until you learn to trust and love yourself.

Recovery is trusting in unconditional love.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Prideful Righteousness

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“The prideful righteousness

of “good people” may often

be just as destructive as

the glaring sins of those

who are supposedly

not so good.”

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As Bill Sees It p 107

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A swelled head can only block the view

of those coming into the rooms behind us.

Humility and gratitude will keep us sober.

Be yourself, everyone else has already been taken.

Today, be good, but not so good that

“prideful righteousness” will distort the reality

that you may see in yourself or others.

Recovery is to avoid prideful righteousness.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Full Privacy

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“When we consult

an A.A. friend,

we should not be

reluctant to remind him

of our need for

full privacy.”

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As Bill Sees It   p  102

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Among many reasons, the negative stigma currently held

by society regarding alcoholics and alcoholism is a good reason

for the fellowship to protect its anonymity.

Each individual has their own reason for the degree of anonymity

that they desire and it is the responsibility for the fellowship

to respect their wishes.

Today, don’t hesitate to establish your boundaries.

Recovery is to respect the privacy of the fellowship.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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