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Admit It

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“We have dropped anonymity

at this level because we think

our friends and associates

ought to know about A. A.

and what it has done for us.

We also wish to lose the fear

of admitting that we are alcoholics.”

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As Bill Sees It p 278

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Step One, “We admitted that we were powerless . . .”,

and by admitting defeat we were given the strength

and courage to face our disease head on.

This is the first of many paradoxes that A. A. teaches us.

Today, lose the fear and know that admitting

your alcoholism is the easier, softer pathway to

happy, joyous and free.

Recovery is admitting that we are alcoholics.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Self-justification

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...”we need not look far

to see that

self-justification

is a universal destroyer

of harmony and of love.”

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As Bill Sees It p 285

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Self-justification is the same as using a lame excuse.

Egotism to the extreme, I couldn’t be wrong,

it had to be your fault.

You were the wrong color, the wrong religion,

the wrong sex, the wrong whatever

and I was superior to you.

I  could also justify every drink, drug and donut

that I ever ingested.

Today, no excuses.

Recovery is to avoid self-justification.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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False Pride

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“It would be a

product of false pride

to claim that A.A.

is a cure-all,

even for alcoholism.”

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As Bill Sees It    p.  285

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Although I am very proud of what A. A. has done for me.

I know that whatever it takes to have an individual reach sobriety

is O. K. with God.

Religion, group sessions, therapy, Hogar Crea

or maybe even ‘will power’ will suffice if it helps

keep their disease in remission.

Will the twelve steps cure all of the ism’s ? ? ?,

maybe.

Today, bless anyone who can stay clean and sober,

regardless of how they achieve it.

Recovery is to avoid false pride.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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To Kill Pain

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“I believe that when

we were active alcoholics

we drank mostly to kill pain

of one kind or another –

physical or emotional or psychic.”

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As Bill Sees It p 291

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Whatever the pain, real or imagined,

self inflicted or caused by someone else,

A. A. has many suggestions for relieving the pain,

none of which involve drinking alcohol.

Today, if you are in pain, talk to your sponsor,

talk to your spiritual adviser, take it to a meeting

and know that this too shall pass as soon as

you let go and let God.

Recovery is to learn to resolve , not dissolve, the pain.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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In Good Meditation

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“When in good meditation

and thus freed from the

clamors of the world,

he knows that he is in

God’s hands, that his

own ultimate destiny

is really secure, here

and hereafter, come what may.”

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As Bill Sees It   p  293

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Prayer is asking for guidance, meditation is

listening for the answer.

The answer may come from that little voice

deep inside you that is most accurate when you

know that you are going to do the will

of your loving Higher Power.

The answer may also come from the voice

of another person that God has put in your life,

if you are willing to listen and you listen to learn.

Recovery is good listening which is good meditation.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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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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