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Tolerance Keeps Us Sober

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“Honesty

with ourselves

and others

gets us sober,

but it is tolerance

that keeps us that way.”

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As Bill Sees It    p 312

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Following the suggestion, we take

an honest moral inventory of ourselves

and we find that we were not nice people.

Be tolerant, do not beat yourself up,

know that recovery is all about change

and once we have cleared the wreckage of the past

we can move on to living a life that is

happy, joyous and free.

Recovery is to be tolerant of ourselves.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Stop Fighting

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“My observation is

that some people

can get by with a

certain amount of

postponement,

but few can live

with outright rebellion”

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As Bill Sees It p322

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Eventually, gravity and the guilty conscious will win.

Guilt, shame, and resentments are the slippery slope

that will take the alcoholic back to the bottle.

No, this I will never do, are words that do not appear

in any program of recovery.

Today, be willing, but more importantly,

take action,

take the first step towards a life that is happy, joyous and free

by doing the next right thing.

Recovery is to stop fighting.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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The Chief Purpose

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“The chief purpose

of A.A. is sobriety.

We all realize

that without sobriety

we have nothing.”

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~ As Bill Sees It p 94

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There are twelve steps and twelve traditions

and as long was we are sober and we continue

to practice all of the principles in all of our affairs

we will discover a life that is happy, joyous and free.

“First Things First”, the first thing that I place

before my sobriety will be the first thing

that I will lose.

Today, don’t lose anything,

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

Recovery is maintaining one’s sobriety.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Don’t Be Disturbed

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“I can see why

you are disturbed

to hear some A.A.

speakers say,

‘A.A. is a

selfish program.'”

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As Bill Sees It p 81

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Selfish is not a nice word, however,

an A.A. member who cannot selfishly

provide for and protect his own sobriety

has nothing to share with anyone else.

“First Things First” means that the first thing

that we place before our sobriety will be the first thing

that we will lose should we pick up that first drink.,

Recovery is putting your own sobriety first.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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A New Religion ? ? ?

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“As a society

we must never become

so vain as to suppose

that we are authors

and inventors of a

new religion.”

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A.A. Comes Of Age, p. 231

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A.A. has taught me HOW it works;

Honesty, Open-mindedness and Willingness.

A.A. has taught me that there is a difference

between spirituality and religion.

A.A. has taught me to mind my own business

and the only thing I have to offer,

to those who ask,

is my experience and hope, the understanding

that every unique soul who wants to recover

will recover in their own unique way.

Recovery is being open minded.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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The A.A. Message

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. . . “ our Society has concluded

that it has but one high mission

– to carry the A.A. message

to those who don’t know

there’s a way out.”

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~ 12 & 12,  p. 151

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I cannot keep it until I give it away.

This paradox was not the easiest for a

self-centered, self-serving drunk

to understand.

I never, ever, gave anything away,

especially for free.

A.A. has taught me that for me to enjoy my sobriety

I had to give freely of my experience, strength and hope

with other alcoholics, those who want it.

Recovery is to carry the A.A. message.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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One Good Look

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“One good look

in the mirror

ought to be

answer enough

for any alcoholic.”

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Twelve and Twelve p 37

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We all have a different path to follow , however,

most drunks have had that feeling of

“I don’t like what I see in the mirror.”

The saying in AA that has helped many is,

“we are going to love you until you learn to love yourself.”

Today, be kind to yourself, don’t drink, don’t think,

go to a meeting and forgive the man in the mirror.

Recovery is being able to like what you see in the mirror.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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