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Keep Growing

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” The other Steps can

keep most of us sober

and somehow functioning.

But Step Eleven can

keep us growing,

if we try hard and

work at it continually.”

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As Bill Sees It      p 264

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What I used for my sobriety yesterday

may not work today, therefore, I need to

say my prayers, do my readings, go to a meeting

and work with another alcoholic so that I may learn

what I need to maintain my sobriety today.

Meditate, learn the will of your Higher Power.

Never stop learning, never stop growing.

Recovery is to keep growing.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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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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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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Those That Promise

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As individuals,

we can and should work

with those that promise

success –

even a little success.”

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As Bill Sees It p 147

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Don’t prejudge, that is the job of a Higher Power.

Never forget the paradox, I cannot keep my sobriety,

unless I give it away, but, don’t waste your time.

Work with those who want it, who promise

to go to any lengths to achieve sobriety.

The First Step is the best judge.

Today, protect your sobriety,

work with another drunk.

Recovery is to work with those who show promise.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Prideful Righteousness

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“The prideful righteousness

of “good people” may often

be just as destructive as

the glaring sins of those

who are supposedly

not so good.”

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As Bill Sees It p 107

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A swelled head can only block the view

of those coming into the rooms behind us.

Humility and gratitude will keep us sober.

Be yourself, everyone else has already been taken.

Today, be good, but not so good that

“prideful righteousness” will distort the reality

that you may see in yourself or others.

Recovery is to avoid prideful righteousness.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Full Privacy

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“When we consult

an A.A. friend,

we should not be

reluctant to remind him

of our need for

full privacy.”

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As Bill Sees It   p  102

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Among many reasons, the negative stigma currently held

by society regarding alcoholics and alcoholism is a good reason

for the fellowship to protect its anonymity.

Each individual has their own reason for the degree of anonymity

that they desire and it is the responsibility for the fellowship

to respect their wishes.

Today, don’t hesitate to establish your boundaries.

Recovery is to respect the privacy of the fellowship.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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