The role of self sufficiency

THE ROLE OF SELF SUFFICIENCY Success: When AA was first launched, the ideal of the self-made person was often exalted. Certain outstanding individuals seemed to have achieved amazing success entirely by their own efforts. In the drive to be such a self-made person, AA co-founder Bill W, … [continue]

A Time for learning

A TIME FOR LEARNING “When the pupil is ready, the teacher will appear.” Life’s lessons often come unexpectedly. They come, nevertheless, and they come according to a time frame that is set by our Higher Power. As we grow emotionally and spiritually, we are readied for further lessons for which teachers will appear. Perhaps the […]

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Powerlessness and unmanageability

“WE ADMITTED THAT WE WERE POWERLESS OVER ALCOHOL/ADDICTION….” This quotation is the first half of the first step of the 12 Step Recovery Programme and contains the crucial term–POWERLESSNESS. Understanding and accepting that one is powerless is the key to recovery from alcoholism and active addiction. What does the term powerless actually mean? It means […]

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Honest Open Minded and Willing * H O W *

HONEST OPEN MINDED AND WILLING = H.O.W I would like to share something that has freed me from bondage of self and allowed me to know serenity. It is something that I have heard time and time again in meetings, but didn’t really pay much attention to unless I was absolutely dying inside. When I […]

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Attitude of gratitude

GRATITUDE ATTITUDE For the greatest pleasure, we have to pay the greatest price. Gratitude. In order to connect with God, you have to learn to appreciate all the good He has done for you. That means giving up the illusion that you alone are responsible for your achievements. It’s all a gift from God. Just […]

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Reflections of self

Reflections Of Self We Are All Mirrors For Each Other When we look at other people, we see many of their qualities in innumerable and seemingly random combinations. However, the qualities that we see in the people around us are directly related to the traits that exist in us. “Like attracts like” is one of […]

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People Pleasing

SHOULD EVERYBODY LIKE ME? When people say they are people pleasers, they’re acknowledging that it’s also a problem. It’s a problem because it reflects a desire to have everybody’s acceptance and approval-to be universally liked. But from what we know about human relationships, this is not possible. No matter how hard we work to be […]

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Love Prayer

Love Has its source in you Creator God Flows from you like an ocean into a world as unyielding as any shoreline cliff And like the ocean which batters erodes and wears away even the hardest stone your love persists finds cracks and inlets in hardened hearts flows inside and works a miracle. Who would […]

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Never silent

Never Silent A loving heart, a gentle smile a warm and tender touch We give so many things in life but nothing means as much. A little inspiration when one loses hope, A kind word of encouragement when they no longer seem to cope A simple phrase, “I love you” when no one else is […]

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Slow Dance

Slow Dance Have you ever watched kids On a merry-go-round? Or listened to the rain Slapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight? Or gazed at the sun into the fading night? You’d better slow down Don’t dance so fast, Time is short The music won’t last. Do you run through each day […]

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