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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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Personal Anonymity

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“We now fully realize

that 100 per cent personal

anonymity before the public

is just as vital to the

life of A. A.

as 100 per cent sobriety

is to the life of each

and every member.”

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As Bill Sees It    p  299

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How many times have we heard the first time visitor

to an A. A. meeting say,

‘ I’ve heard that  A. A. is a brainwashing cult.’

Misinformation spread by someone who doesn’t know

or doesn’t care is a poison to A. A. and future drunks

who may find that A. A. will work for them.

Today, if you can’t remain anonymous,

at least tell the truth.

Recovery is 100 per cent personal anonymity.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Just Start Over

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“In short the

‘all or nothing’

attitude is a

most destructive one,

Don’t be disconcerted

by setbacks –

just start over.”

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As Bill Sees It p 308

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For the alcoholic who is selfish and self centered,

who wants what he wants and he wants it now,

instant gratification, there are many insignificant things

that can cause a set back.

Know that the world no longer rotates around you,

that God and/or some stupid person

will do something that we do not like, however,

that is no reason to pick up a drink.

Recovery is to ignore the stupid and keep on trying.

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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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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ME and the Boss

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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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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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https://meandtheboss.com

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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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