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Righteous Indignation

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“The positive value of

righteous indignation

is theoretical –

especially for alcoholics.”

As Bill Sees It   p 58

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Learning the difference between

healthy positive and sick negative behaviors

is the pathway to serenity and peace of mind.

Anger can never be justified.

Today, don’t get mad, don’t even think about

getting even, just do the next right thing,

do the will of your loving Higher Power and

pray for those who upset you.

Recovery is not justifying bad behaviors.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Expectation Addicts

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“A prayer for expectation addicts:

‘Show up. Shine. Let it go.’

Expectations shrink your shine

and weigh you down with

worry and equations.”

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~ Danielle LaPorte

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What did you really expect ? ? ?

Today, you can sit back and wait ,

knowing that eventually the train

will come down the track and run you over

or you can lay a new set of tracks that will move you

toward peace of mind and serenity.

Today, let a loving Higher Power lead you towards

a station filled with kindness, hope and forgiveness.

Today, share the shine, be the conductor

with no expectations.

Recovery is to show up, shine and let it go.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Backwards: Continued

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Seeking serenity,

peace of mind,

and a new way

of thinking,

just use the tools

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and know that when we get out of ourselves

and seek to serve others, even if it is

just by listening,

the cement is being poured to give us

the strong spiritual foundation

upon which a rewarding sober life

can be built.

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Michael _ e

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This is the final installment of the article

“My Brain Is On Backwards”.

This post and the previous four post

constitute the complete short article.

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Step Eleven

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“11.Sought through prayer

and meditation to improve

our conscious contact with

God as we understood Him,

praying only for knowledge

of His will for us and

the power to carry that out.”

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BB,   p. 59

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Life is a journey for the recovering alcoholic and

the spiritual path is life’s most important aspect.

Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic

and since we can never be cured of the disease

constant contact with a power that relieved our suffering

must be maintained.

The blessing is that the more we maintain our contact

with a loving Higher Power

the stronger our spiritual foundation grows

and the more we can find serenity and peace of mind.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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First The Pain

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” … pain was the touchstone

of all spiritual progress …

for we know that

the pains of drinking

had to come before sobriety,

and emotional turmoil

before serenity.”

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Twelve and Twelve,   pp. 93 & 94

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Why do so many show up in the rooms of A.A. ,

most will tell you that they were sick and tired

of being sick and tired.

When the pain of the guilt and shame is sufficient,

those that truly seek to understand their lot

will be blessed if they can find the fellowship

and following their suggestions,

find a way that may not be easier and softer

but is definitely more rewarding.

What keeps them sober,

not wanting to return to the pain,

to be able to continue the spiritual path

that allows them to enjoy a life

filled with serenity and peace of mind.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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Inversely Proportional

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Perhaps

the best thing

of all for me

is to remember

that my serenity is

inversely proportional

to my expectations.”

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BB,   p. 452

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Just when you expected that the meeting might begin on time,

God allowed a drunken late-comer to enter the room

and disrupt the start of the meeting.

Choice;  get upset and loose your serenity

or smile, maintain your peace of mind.

and thank God for the message,

but for the grace of God that could be me, again.

Expectations are plans

and if you want to make God laugh

tell Him your plans,

tell Him what you expect

to happen in this life.

Expectations are resentments waiting to be born.

Today, keep your serenity, accept life on God’s terms,

no expectations, no resentments.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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The Basic Ingredient

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“The basic ingredient

of all humility,

a desire to seek

and do God’s will,

was missing.”

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Twelve and Twelve p 72

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The selfish and self-centered drunk

could never put anything before ‘SELF’.

When the mind of the drunk thinks

it wants to get sober,

sobriety will not happen

until the heart and soul wishes to follow

the will of a loving Higher Power.

Today, don’t just think about it,

do the next right thing, be the action

that brings about serenity and peace of mind.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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