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Tightly Bunched Bouquet Of Fall Flowers

When we first came into A.A., the first thing we did was to admit that we couldn’t do anything about our drinking. We admitted that alcohol had us licked and that we were helpless against it. We never could decide whether or not to take a drink. We always took the drink. And since we […]

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Butterfly On A Pink Flower

A UNIQUE STABILITY Where does A.A. get its direction? . . . These practical folk then read Tradition Two, and learn that the sole authority in A.A. is a loving God as He may express Himself in the group conscience. . . The elder statesman is the one who sees the wisdom of the group’s […]

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Self-determination does not mean exercising intellectual mastery at all times over bodily, earthly processes, though the capacity for that mastery expands our human possibilities. —Linda Gordon— Growth means learning the limits of our will. What appears to be mastery—flying in an airplane, for example—is merely cooperation with natural forces. Human intellect does not master natural […]

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Butterfly On A Pink Flower

NO ORDINARY SUCCESS STORY A.A. is no success story in the ordinary sense of the word. It is a story of suffering transmuted, under grace, into spiritual progress. AS BILL SEES IT, p. 35 Upon entering A.A. I listened to others talk about the reality of their drinking: loneliness, terror and pain. As I listened […]

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πŸ¦‹Good Morning Sunshine!!! 🌞🌷  … How Beautiful and vibrant life can be when we are coherent to Live in it …πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸΆπŸ˜Β  … We can walk around with an ATTITUDE of, “I have to Do this,” or, “I need to get this Done,” which can seemingly make us feel as though we are stuck and obligated…πŸ˜€πŸ™ […]

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Pretty Purple Flowers

Happiness is a byproduct of an effort to make someone else happy.Β  —Gretta Brooker Palmer— We have striven for happiness, generally in self-centered ways. We expected others to favor us with their attention, or example. Or we waited for invitations or gifts. We have probably tried to buy happiness with the purchase of a new […]

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Tightly Bunched Bouquet Of Fall Flowers

When we came into A.A., we came to believe in a Power greater than ourselves. We came to believe in that Divine Principle in the universe which we call God, and to whom we could turn for help. Each morning we have a quiet time. We ask God for the power to stay sober for […]

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Forewarned. forearmed: being prepared is half the victory. —Miguel de Cervantes— There will be hard times in our program. There will be hard times in our lives. That’s the way the life is. It helps if we accept this. Then we can prepare for tough times. We can prepare by getting a good set of […]

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Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. —Willaim James— Step Two speaks of believing. For many years, we had given up believing in ourselves, in a Higher Power, and in others. We believed in getting high. Now our program tells us to believe in love. We are lovable, […]

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Butterfly On A Pink Flower

THE CHALLENGE OF FAILURE…   In God’s economy, nothing is wasted. Through failure, we learn a lesson in humility which is probably needed, painful though it is. AS BILL SEES IT, p. 31 How thankful I am today, to know that all my past failures were necessary for me to be where I am now. […]