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The Selfish Ego

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“We will only fall

when we follow

the voice of our ego;

for it is impossible

to stumble when following

the whisper of the Spirit,

because it never lets go.”

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~ Kelly Young

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The selfish Ego is self esteem on steroids,

the loud voice of pride that proceeds the fall.

Today, pursue the balance, seek the silence,

listen to the whispers of the Spirit as you

follow the path that leads you to doing

the will of your loving Higher Power,

doing the next right thing.

Recovery is following the whisper of the Spirit.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Saved

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“The Lord is close

to the brokenhearted

and saves those who

are crushed in spirit.”

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~ Psalm 34:18

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Saved is the soul that emerges from its darkest depths

to see the Light of the Spirit of the Uni-verse.

We are the better person for accepting the will

of the Great Creator no matter how sad or bad

we may feel about the events of life.

Today, help yourself by helping others to see

the Light of God’s unconditional love for all.

Life is a soul that treasures sobriety.

Blessed is the soul that reads and heeds

more than one Book.

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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Paradoxically

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“And then, paradoxically,

we have found ourselves

in a new dimension,

the real world of

spirit and faith,

Enough willingness,

enough open-mindedness

— and there it is.”

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As Bill Sees It,   p. 174

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As the know-it-all drunk,

everything was a battle, a point to be argued,

a my way or the highway, no opposition allowed,

I know what I am doing, mind your own business,

a don’t even go there attitude that kept the drunk

submerged in the bottle.

Learn to listen and listen to learn.

When we took the cotton out of our ears

and stuffed it into our mouths,

we were introduced to a new world

where it was not necessary to fight,

where surrender was a winning proposition.

Today, understand that willingness and open-mindedness

are the pathway to a life that is happy, joyous and free.

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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Controversy

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“Given still more

‘righteous indignation’,

the group can disintegrate,

it can actually die.

This is why we avoid

controversy.”

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As Bill Sees It,   p. 98

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Dissention among the troops always

leads to defeat.

For 80 years there have been no rules,

no requirement for membership,

you are a member when you say you are

and no one may assume the role of leader.

The group conscious should be all inclusive

and when anyone reaches out to ask for sobriety

we must all be there for them and for that

we are responsible.

Today, select a home group and make sure

that they do nothing to kill the spirit of recovery.

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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To the Newcomer

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“The member talks

to the newcomer

not in a spirit of power

but in a spirit of humility

and weakness.”

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A.A. Comes Of Age p. 279

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The still-suffering alcoholic is usually full of an attitude

that is disagreeable, less than grateful and very defensive.

When talking with the newcomer be sure to ask your

Higher Power to guide your thoughts and actions.

Remember how in early recovery you wanted everyone

to be patient and tolerant of you until the fog had cleared,

today , do the same for others.

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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Guides To Progress

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“The principles

we have set down

are guides to progress.

We claim

spiritual progress

rather than

spiritual perfection.”

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BB p 60

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The principles,

Honesty, Open-mindedness and Willingness

are HOW it works.

The spiritual aspect is a heart and soul

that is free from remorse, guilt and shame

and seeks to do the will of a loving Higher Power,

the one who keeps us sober.

Each day is a new adventure and to keep our sobriety

one must continually make progress towards becoming

one with our Spirit, the One who will lead us to

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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Marvelous Mechanisms

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“The mind and body are

marvelous mechanisms,

for mine endured

this agony

two more years.”

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BB p 6

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The only disease that wants you to believe

that you do not have a disease.

The denial and all of the other backward thoughts

of the drunk serves only to prolong the agony of the sufferer.

However, the miracle is that the human body and spirit

can withstand much abuse and many, if not most,

souls who are willing to honestly see that the disease is in them

will recover if they are willing to follow the suggestions

as proposed in the Big Book.

Today, use your will power to honestly work

your program of recovery and know that

with the help of your Higher Power you can halt the agony

and move on to the miracle of the ecstasy.

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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