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Making Mistakes

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In the years ahead A.A. will,

of course, make mistakes.

Experience has taught us that

we need have no fear of doing this,

providing that we always remain

willing to admit our faults

and to correct them promptly.”

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A.A. Comes Of Age, p.231

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We need not only apply this attitude towards A.A.,

we should also apply this to our daily living.

Today, do the next right thing and when

you are not sure of what that action is,

call your sponsor, go to a meeting, read the Big Book.

Do what you have no fear of doing and if that

action turns out to be wrong,

be willing to promptly apologise.

Recovery is having no fear of making mistakes.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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The Starting Point

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“For all its usual

destructiveness,

we have found that fear

can be the starting point

for better things.”

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As Bill Sees It p.22

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Alcohol was the means to disguise fears.

The grandiose egomaniac

who suffered with an inferiority complex

was afraid of just about everything.

Learning from those who have gone before us we

begin to see how irrational many of our fears were.

Serenity and peace of mind are the rewards

for chasing the boogeyman out from under the bed.

The  best chaser, the Twelve Steps.

Recovery is using fear as a starting point for better things.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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False and Unconscious Motivation

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…” we should be grateful

that our friends in psychiatry

have so strongly emphasized

the necessity to search for

false and unconscious motivations.”

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As Bill Sees It p 267

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Doing a thorough moral inventory with

a brain that is on backwards

is like the pot calling the kettle black.

When doing the Fifth Step,

make sure that you do it with a person who has the strength

to ask you to see what part you played in all of your

selfish and self-centered stinking thinking affairs.

Today, and every day, be honest.

Recovery is searching for the false and unconscious motivations.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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A New Religion ? ? ?

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“As a society

we must never become

so vain as to suppose

that we are authors

and inventors of a

new religion.”

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A.A. Comes Of Age, p. 231

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A.A. has taught me HOW it works;

Honesty, Open-mindedness and Willingness.

A.A. has taught me that there is a difference

between spirituality and religion.

A.A. has taught me to mind my own business

and the only thing I have to offer,

to those who ask,

is my experience and hope, the understanding

that every unique soul who wants to recover

will recover in their own unique way.

Recovery is being open minded.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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One Good Look

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“One good look

in the mirror

ought to be

answer enough

for any alcoholic.”

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Twelve and Twelve p 37

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We all have a different path to follow , however,

most drunks have had that feeling of

“I don’t like what I see in the mirror.”

The saying in AA that has helped many is,

“we are going to love you until you learn to love yourself.”

Today, be kind to yourself, don’t drink, don’t think,

go to a meeting and forgive the man in the mirror.

Recovery is being able to like what you see in the mirror.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Face It And Learn

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“When pain comes,

we are expected to

learn from it willingly,

and help others to learn.

When happiness comes,

we accept it as a gift,

and thank God for it.”

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~ As Bill Sees It, p. 306

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Physical pain; take two aspirin and call me in the morning.

Emotional pain; pray, meditate, talk to y0ur sponsor

and when you discover the root cause of the pain,

give it to your Higher Power.

Happiness is easy, smile, God knows that your smile

is a sign of gratitude and thankfulness

for having received the gift of sobriety.

Recovery is to learn from the pain and accept happiness as a gift.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Don’t Waste Your Time

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“When you discover a prospect

for Alcoholics Anonymous,

find out all you can about him.

If he does not want to stop drinking,

don’t waste time trying

to persuade him.”

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~  BB     p. 90

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Recovery is for those who want it.

The twelfth step says that to keep your sobriety

you must share it with others, however,

the wisdom of those who have gone before us tells

us that we should not waste our time with a drunk

who does not want to stop drinking.

Today, help yourself, help only those

who want to seek sobriety themselves.

Recovery is helping others, but don’t waste your time.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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