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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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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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Just Start Over

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“In short the

‘all or nothing’

attitude is a

most destructive one,

Don’t be disconcerted

by setbacks –

just start over.”

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As Bill Sees It p 308

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For the alcoholic who is selfish and self centered,

who wants what he wants and he wants it now,

instant gratification, there are many insignificant things

that can cause a set back.

Know that the world no longer rotates around you,

that God and/or some stupid person

will do something that we do not like, however,

that is no reason to pick up a drink.

Recovery is to ignore the stupid and keep on trying.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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In The Company Of Others

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“Once an alcoholic

fully realizes that he

cannot get well alone,

he will somehow find

a way to get well

and stay well in

the company of others.”

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~   As Bill Sees It      p 312

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The older I become,

the more I realize how little I know.

To learn more, I have discovered that

hanging out with a whole bunch of drunks

who have been there and done that

is the easy way to keeping my sobriety.

Recovery is being in the company of other alcoholics.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Stop Fighting

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“My observation is

that some people

can get by with a

certain amount of

postponement,

but few can live

with outright rebellion”

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As Bill Sees It p322

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Eventually, gravity and the guilty conscious will win.

Guilt, shame, and resentments are the slippery slope

that will take the alcoholic back to the bottle.

No, this I will never do, are words that do not appear

in any program of recovery.

Today, be willing, but more importantly,

take action,

take the first step towards a life that is happy, joyous and free

by doing the next right thing.

Recovery is to stop fighting.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Do Or Die

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“We have succeeded

in confronting many

a problem drinker

with that awful

alternative.

‘This we A.A.’s do,

or we die.'”

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As Bill Sees It   p 322

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For some, a shocking message

may be what was required to bring them

to the realization that drinking poison

was surely going to kill them, eventually,

if not sooner.

As the A. A. message is given in more detail

a better understanding of the disease and its

consequences has proved to the alcoholic that

to drink is to die.

Recovery is to work a program or die.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Criticism

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“Thanks much for your

letter of criticism.

I’m certain that had it

not been for its strong

critics A.A. would have

made much slower

progress.”

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As Bill Sees It    p  326

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Just as Bill and A.A. used criticism to grow,

so should the alcoholic who wants be sober.

Do not  fear personal criticism.

God is pointing out to you,

through the voice of that person

who has been there and done that,

that the noted character defect in you

might require some alterations.

Recovery is to use personal criticism to grow.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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