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Act Your Age

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“Those adolescent urges

that so many of us have

for complete approval,

utter security, and

perfect romance –

urges quite appropriate

to the age seventeen –

prove to be an impossible

way of life at forty-seven or fifty-seven.”

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As Bill Sees It p 330

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At 49 I woke up and the kind folks from A.A.

were only too glad to show me that I was emotionally

only seventeen, still chasing skirts and keg parties.

Divorced twice and with a score of bad relationships

strewn out along the way, my alcoholic, self centered, selfish,

egomaniac who suffered with an inferiority complex

had no idea how to love, how to develop a healthy relationship.

The current relationship is going on twenty six years,

thanks to a Higher Power and the program of A.A.

Recovery is to start growing emotionally and spiritually.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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As I Am

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“Reassured that

I am no longer

always wrong,

I learn to accept myself

as I am, with a new sense

of sobriety and serenity.”

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Daily Reflections,     p. 303

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The grandiose egomaniac that suffers

with an inferiority complex doesn’t care

if he is right or wrong, he just wants to be left alone

so he can drink in peace.

Besides not drinking, one of the goals of sobriety

is to find ones self-esteem and to become a

productive member of society.

The happy recovering drunk will be glad to tell you

that once he accepted himself as being the person

his Higher Power wanted him to be

a new sense of peace of mind and serenity was his.

Today, I’m O.K., your O.K., and in sobriety

we can enjoy a life that is happy, joyous and free.

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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Ego, Fear and Pride

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“The immediate admission of

wrong thoughts or actions is a

tough task for most human beings,

but for recovering alcoholics

like me it is difficult because

of my propensity toward

ego, fear and pride.”

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Daily Reflections,  p. 295

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One of the more dominate characteristics

of the alcoholic is ‘nothing in moderation.’

The egomaniac who suffers with an inferiority complex

is off of every wall, below the gutter,

higher than the pink cloud but rarely

anywhere close to reality.

Sobriety, a Higher Power

and the Twelve Step program can

restore the alcoholic to sane thinking.

Today, thank God for a second chance,

go to a meeting and remember to leave your

ego, fear and pride at the meeting room door.

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 Riddle

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“Opinions vary considerably

as to why the alcoholic reacts

differently from normal people.

We are not sure why,

once a certain point is reached,

little can be done for him.

We cannot answer the riddle.”

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BB,   p. 22

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More than a few alcoholics can identify with the

concept that under the influence of the disease

they were egomaniacs that suffered

with an inferiority complex.

The brain has a short circuit.

The quote on quote ‘normal’ people

have no idea what it is like to want to do

the next right thing, only to wake up and discover

that the need to drink won the debate, again.

Today, follow the suggestions, read a slogan or two,

and ask your Higher Power to not make you a statistic.

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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Contrary

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“All of A.A.’s

Twelve Steps

ask us to go contrary

to our natural desires

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they all deflate

our egos.”

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Twelve and Twelve p 55

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Even though I suffered with an inferiority complex

the underlying personality was driven by an egomaniac

who was selfish, self-centered, arrogant

and demanding.

Working the Steps from the Big Book, my sponsor,

the fellowship and a little Devine intervention

eventually showed me that I was not God,

the world did not rotate around me

and that to overcome my mental and physical

defects caused by my disease, I would have to

let go and let God give my life direction.

Today, the more we reflect on Step Three,

we may not get healthier, but definitely,

our lives will improve.

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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A Full Chance

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“At last,

experience taught us

that to take away

any alcoholic’s full

chance for sobriety

in A.A. was sometimes

to pronounce his

death sentence, …”

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Grapevine, August 1946
As Bill Sees It p. 41

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We cannot deny anyone the opportunity

to join the fellowship and seek to be sober.

This is our primary principle and it cannot

be ignored because someone has a rotten personality.

Ironically, don’t most alcoholics who are

in early sobriety have rotten personalities ? ? ?

Egomaniacs who suffer with an inferiority complex

are not usually very personable.

Today, be patient, be tolerant and deny no one

the chance to find the program of A. A. .

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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Self-confidence

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Some of us once had

great self-confidence,

but it didn’t fully

solve the fear problem,

or any other.

When it made us cocky,

it was worse.”

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BB p 68

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The typical alcoholic is and egomaniac

who suffers with an inferiority complex.

The alcoholic thinks but rarely feels, therefore,

when the fear problem arose there was no defense.

Today, clear the wreckage of the past, learn to feel,

and when feelings arise that we do not know how to handle,

let go and let God handle them.

When given direction to act,

my Higher Power talks to me trough

the experience, strength and hope of other people,

do so with the motive of doing the next right thing

and do so without fear.

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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