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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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A.A.’s Symbol

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Above us,

at the International Convention

at St. Louis in 1955, floated a

banner on which was inscribed

the new symbol for A.A.,

a circle enclosing a triangle.

The circle stands for

the whole world of A.A.,

and the triangle stands for

A.A.’s Three Legacies:

Recovery, Unity, and Service.”

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As Bill Sees It p 307

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History tends to repeat itself and the history

of A.A., one drunk helping another, is a history

that we are happy to repeat.

Today, work your program, go to a meeting

and involve yourself in the workings of A.A.

by passing along that which was so freely

given to you.

Recovery is to know the history.    “Why It Works”

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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No Trust, No Love

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“Most surely,

there can be no trust

where there is no love,

nor can there be real love

where distrust holds

its malign way.”

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As Bill Sees It p 144

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Trust and love appear to be the same word,

or in other words,

you cannot have one without the other.

God loves you and He wants you

to love yourself, the soul

that is anxious to do His will,

to do the next right thing.

Today, trust those who love you unconditionally,

until you learn to trust and love yourself.

Recovery is trusting in unconditional love.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Change For The Better

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“Change is the

characteristic

of all growth.

From drinking

to sobriety, . . .

— all this and

infinitely more

represent change for the better.”

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As Bill Sees It p 76

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For starters, not drinking may be change enough.

People, places and things will be the next challenge.

Just keep going to those meetings, not drinking,

following a few suggestions and eventually

you will see the changes you have made in the

way friends and family interact with you.

Accept the better.

Recovery is changing for the better.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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No Debate

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“Fortunately,

A.A. is constructed

so that we need not

debate the existence

of God, but for best

results, most of us

must depend upon a Higher Power.”

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As Bill Sees It    p  73

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Change, what used to be the good old bar room

debate, God or no God, now becomes, for the

recovering alcoholics, a decision to accept or

not accept a Power greater than himself.

However, The Big Book does suggest that

relying on a Higher Power, not will power,

is the easier and softer way to achieving and maintaining

a happy, joyous and free recovery.

Recovery is not having to debate the existence of God.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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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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ME and the Boss

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