Acceptance

Posted by 23 May, 2017 (0) Comment
“And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation – some fact of my life – unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God’s world by mistake. Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.”

Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 417 4th Edition > Note: Dr. Paul O., author of these words, passed away 5.12.00

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A Power

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We found that as soon as we were able to lay aside prejudice and express even a willingness to believe in a Power greater than ourselves, we commenced to get results, even though it was impossible for any of us to fully define or comprehend that Power, which is God.
– Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 46

Thought to Ponder . . . Willpower … our will-ingness to use a Higher Power.

AA-related ‘Alconym’ . . . H O W  =  Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness.

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Our bodies were sickened!

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“It did not satisfy us to be told that we could not control our drinking just because we were maladjusted to life, that we were in full flight from reality, or were outright mental defectives. These things were true to some extent, in fact, to a considerable extent with some of us. But we are sure that our bodies were sickened as well. In our belief, any picture of the alcoholic which leaves out this physical factor is incomplete.”
Alcoholics Anonymous 4th Edition > The Doctor’s Opinion, pg. xxvi

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Grapevine Quote of the Day ~ May 22

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“Over the years I’ve gone to different types of groups to meet different needs in my life or to share experience, strength, and hope about a particular problem I was struggling with. Some days I’ve been part of the solution for another suffering alcoholic; other days I’ve been the one who was suffering.

“Thanks to our Fifth Tradition, no matter what my needs or my location I can find an AA group where I can talk about — and listen to — not drinking one day at a time, practicing the principles in all of my affairs, and being happily and usefully whole.”

Kensington, Md., May 1996
“A Consistent Message,”

AA Grapevine

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