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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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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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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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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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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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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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