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 7 Infallible Heartbeat We need each other's experience, strength, and hope, regardless of age or length of sobriety. The saving grace of God doesn't come like a bolt out of the blue. It comes through, in, and from other suffering, as well as rescued, souls like you and me. I am happy to be part of a living and growing fellowship with an infallible heartbeat. Divine power is the pulse of AA, and it doesn't change, no matter how errant and foolish we mortals be. - Came To Believe . . ., p. 94 Thought to Ponder . . . The stillness of God speaks louder than a choir of voices. AA-related 'Alconym' . . . H E A R T = Healing, Enjoying, And Recovering Together. ~*~A.A. Thoughts For The Day~*~ Honesty "I know the biggest word for me in AA is 'honesty.' I don't believe this program would work for me if I didn't get honest with myself about everything. Honesty is the easiest word for me to understand because it is the exact opposite of what I've been doing all my life. Therefore, it would be the hardest to work on. But I will never be totally honest - that would make me perfect, and none of us can claim to be perfect. Only God is." 1976AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 482 Thought to Consider . . . Honesty is the absence of the intent to deceive. *~*~*AACRONYMS*~*~* C H A N G E = Choosing Honesty Allows New Growth Every day *~*~*~*~*^Just For Today!^*~*~*~*~* Endless >From "The Central Experience": "I have become more and more aware of the infinite expansion of happiness which is accessible within. The Upanishad, part of the Hindu scriptures, concludes: 'From Joy all things are born; by Joy all things are sustained; to Joy all things return.' The more thoroughly I can surrender to this proposition, the more thoroughly I enjoy my life. Ultimately, my God as I understand Him is joy and the expansion of joy. - Toronto, Ontario" 1973 AAWS, Inc.; Came to Believe, 30th printing 2004, pg. 100 *~*~*~*~*^ Grapevine Quote ^*~*~*~*~* "It was long indeed before we knew that AA could surely cross all boundaries of distance, race, creed, or language ... We know now it is only a question of time when every alcoholic in the world will have as good a chance to stay alive and happy as we have had here in America." AA Co-Founder, Bill W., June 1955 "How AA's World Services Grew, Part II" The Language of the Heart *~*~*~*~*^ Big Book & Twelve N' Twelve Quotes of the Day ^*~*~*~*~* "'There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance that principle is contempt prior to investigation.'" ~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Appendice II, Spiritual Experience, pg. 568~ It works - it really does. ~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, pg. 88~ "If he is to find God, the desire must come from within." -Alcoholics Anonymous p. 95 “Then, in Step Seven, we humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings such as He could or would under the conditions of the day we asked. In step Eight, we continued our house-cleaning, for we saw that we were not only in conflict with ourselves, but also with people and situations in the world in which we lived. We had to begin to make our peace.” -Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions p. 108 Misc. AA Literature - Quote Whenever I find myself under acute tensions, I lengthen my daily walks and slowly repeat our Serenity Prayer in rhythm to my steps and breathing. If I feel that my pain has in part been occasioned by others, I try to repeat, 'God grant me the serenity to love their best, and never fear their worst.' This benign healing process of repetition, sometimes necessary to persist with for days, has seldom failed to restore me to at least a workable emotional balance and perspective. Prayer for the Day: God, please help me Watch for Selfishness, Dishonesty, Resentment and Fear. When these crop up in me, help me to immediately ask you to remove them from me and help me discuss these feelings with someone. Father, help me to quickly make amends if I have harmed anyone and help me to resolutely turn my thoughts to someone I can Help. Help me to be Loving and Tolerant of everyone today. 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