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Self-justification

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...”we need not look far

to see that

self-justification

is a universal destroyer

of harmony and of love.”

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As Bill Sees It p 285

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Self-justification is the same as using a lame excuse.

Egotism to the extreme, I couldn’t be wrong,

it had to be your fault.

You were the wrong color, the wrong religion,

the wrong sex, the wrong whatever

and I was superior to you.

I  could also justify every drink, drug and donut

that I ever ingested.

Today, no excuses.

Recovery is to avoid self-justification.

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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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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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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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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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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https://meandtheboss.com

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Act Your Age

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“Those adolescent urges

that so many of us have

for complete approval,

utter security, and

perfect romance –

urges quite appropriate

to the age seventeen –

prove to be an impossible

way of life at forty-seven or fifty-seven.”

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As Bill Sees It p 330

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At 49 I woke up and the kind folks from A.A.

were only too glad to show me that I was emotionally

only seventeen, still chasing skirts and keg parties.

Divorced twice and with a score of bad relationships

strewn out along the way, my alcoholic, self centered, selfish,

egomaniac who suffered with an inferiority complex

had no idea how to love, how to develop a healthy relationship.

The current relationship is going on twenty six years,

thanks to a Higher Power and the program of A.A.

Recovery is to start growing emotionally and spiritually.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.com

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