Saturday, September 1, 2018

New Post on The Official Blog of The Way Out Podcast! [aarecoveryreadings] AA Thoughts For Today - 9/2

  Bluidkiti's Recovery Forums Recovery Links Daily Recovery Readings NA Just For Today Daily Spiritual Meditations Weekly Spiritual Readings Daily Prayers AA Thought for the Day September 2 Imperfection Perfection would limit me; imperfection offers me the freedom of a million potentials. All the excitement and interest and wonder of adventure are mine to explore, ever-new, ever-changing, ever-becoming. Thank God, as a result of AA and sobriety, I am liberated from dreaming the impossible dream and free, finally, to start living the possible dream. - The Best of the Grapevine [Vol. 1], p. 61 Thought to Ponder . . . Give me the courage to be imperfect. AA-related 'Alconym' . . . A A = Adventurers Anonymous. Click here to read more Daily Recovery Readings - ~*~A.A. Thoughts For The Day~*~ Grudges "We had to see that every time we played the big shot, we turned people against us. We had to see that when we harbored grudges and planned revenge for such defeats, we were really hitting ourselves with the club of anger we had intended to use on others. We learned that if we were seriously disturbed, our first need was to quiet that disturbance, regardless of who or what we thought caused it.." Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 47 Copyright  1952 A.A.W.S. Inc. Thought to Consider . . . Anger is the hot wind that extinguishes the light of reason. *~*~*AACRONYMS*~*~* A N G E R = Any No Good Energy Rising. *~*~*~*~*^Just For Today!^*~*~*~*~* The Right to be Wrong Tradition Four: Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.  This meant, of course, that we had been given the courage to declare each A.A. group an individual entity, strictly reliant on its own conscience as a guide to action. In charting this enormous expanse of freedom, we found it necessary to post only two storm signals: A group ought not do anything which would greatly injure A.A. as a whole, nor ought it affiliate itself with anything or anybody else. There would be real danger should we commence to call some groups "wet," others "dry," still others "Republican" or "Communist," and yet others "Catholic" or "Protestant." The A.A. group would have to stick to its course or be hopelessly lost. Sobriety had to be its sole objective. In all other respects there was perfect freedom of will and action. Every group had the right to be wrong.  1981, AAWS, Inc., Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 147 *~*~*~*~*^ Grapevine Quote ^*~*~*~*~* "In the first six months of my own sobriety, I worked hard with many alcoholics. Not a one responded. Yet this work kept me sober." AA Cofounder Bill W., January 1958 "The Next Frontier: Emotional Sobriety" Emotional Sobriety: The Next Frontier *~*~*~*~*^ Big Book & Twelve N' Twelve Quotes of the Day ^*~*~*~*~* "Once more: The alcoholic at certain times has no effective mental defense against the first drink. Except in a few rare cases, neither he nor any other human being can provide such a defense. His defense must come from a Higher Power." ~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, More About Alcoholism, pg. 43~ "In meditation, we ask God what we should do about each specific matter. The right answer will come, if we want it." ~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, How It Works, pg. 69~ "I was to sit quietly when in doubt, asking only for direction and strength to meet my problems as He would have me." -Alcoholics Anonymous p. 13 "And when we turn away from meditation and prayer, we likewise deprive our minds, our emotions, and our intuitions of vitally needed support." -Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions p. 97 Misc. AA Literature - Quote Few indeed are those who, assailed by the tyrant alcohol, have ever won through in singlehanded combat. It is a statistical fact that alcoholics almost never recover on their personal resources alone. 'Way up toward Point Barrow in Alaska, a couple of prospectors got themselves a cabin and a case of Scotch. The weather turned bitter, fifty below, and they got so drunk they let the fire go out. Barely escaping death by freezing, one of them woke up in time to rekindle the fire. He was prowling around outside for fuel, and he looked into an empty oil drum filled with frozen water. Down in the ice cake he saw a reddish-yellow object. When thawed out, it was seen to be an A.A. book. One of the pair read the book and sobered up. Legend has it that he became the founder of one of our farthest north groups. Prayer for the Day:  Lord, give me tolerance toward those whose thoughts and ways, in the Program and life, conflict with mine. For though I would, I cannot always know what constitutes the Absolute Truth. The other person may be right, while I may be all wrong, yet unaware. Lord, make my motives right, for only this can ease my conscience when I sometimes err. Lord, give me tolerance, for who am I to stand in judgment on another person's mistakes? No one knows better than my inward self how many little blunders I have and can make. Life is full of stones that somehow trip us, and meaning not, we stumble now and then. Lord, give me tolerance, for only You are rightly fit to judge my fellow travelers. Click here to make a Donation This is not spam. You are receiving this because you joined this list. Click here to receive Daily Recovery Readings in email. Click here to receive AA Thoughts For Today in email. Click here to receive Daily Prayers in email. 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