Tag Archives: mind

My Basic Flaw

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“My basic flaw

had always been

dependence on people

or circumstances

to supply me with

prestige, security

and confidence.”

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As Bill Sees It p 63

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When I didn’t get what I wanted, I pouted, I moped,

I drank to forget.

Alcohol was not the answer,

nor were other people,

nor where the circumstances,

the problem and the answer was me.

Trust God, clean house

and help another alcoholic

was the solution to my problem.

Today, don’t forget, work a program.

Recovery is correcting the basic flaws.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Our Very First Problem

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“Our very first problem

is to accept our present

circumstances as they are,

ourselves as we are,

and the people about us

as they are.”

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As Bill Sees It, p 44

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The Serenity Prayer,

“God grant me the serenity to accept

the things I cannot change;”

people, places, things,

and the fact that I am an alcoholic.

Once we accept that there is a God,

and it is not us,

we can move on to accepting God’s world

as being exactly as He wants it to be.

By accepting this world, the drunk finds the answer

to his very first problem.

Recovery is accepting ourselves, people and things as they are.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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A Full And Thankful Heart

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“I try hard to hold fast

to the truth that

a full and thankful heart

cannot entertain

great conceits.”

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As Bill Sees It p 37

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I wanted what I wanted and I wanted it

immediately.

The selfish, self-centered drunk has a problem

with distinguishing between wants and needs.

Today, most recovering alcoholics are able to be

thankful for what they have and to understand that

wishes and wants are a pathway back to a place

where they do not want to go.

Recovery is learning to be grateful.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Self-pity

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“Self-pity is one

of the most unhappy

and consuming defects

that we know.

It is a bar to all

spiritual progress . . . “

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As Bill Sees It, p 238

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Poor me, poor me, pour me another drink.

Everybody hates me, nobody loves me,

guess I’ll go eat a worm.

It is/was always someone else’s fault.

A healthy body, mind and soul

has no room for self-pity.

Today, have faith, a loving Higher Power has

placed you upon this earth to do good and

self-pity is not on the good  list.

Recovery is devoid of self-pity.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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ME and the Boss

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My Former Prejudice

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“I now see that

my former prejudice

against clergymen

was blind and wrong,

They have kept alive …

a faith …”

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As Bill Sees It, p.119

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Ego and fear drove many a prejudice against

anyone or anything that would interfere with

my drinking.

The Great I, I, I had no faith.

Today, don’t let the old former prejudices

and stinking thinking rear its ugly head,

use your AA tools, go to a meeting,

work with another alcoholic

and above all, have an open mind,

and keep the faith.

Recovery is a good brainwashing.

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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ME and the Boss

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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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ME and the Boss

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