program of Alcoholics Anonymous developed sayings over the years.
While this quips may seem silly to those who do not struggle with
addiction, to those who are recovering it becomes a simple way to
stop, think and reflect before one uses. What proverbs are to
the Christian, these proverbs, while not directly inspired, help
reflect certain truths to the addict.
Self-will can get me what
I want right now,
God's will can provide what I need for eternity.
HALT: Don't get
too Lonely, or
Never walk unescorted
through your own mind- it can be a dangerous neighborhood
It helps to learn the
difference between being responsible to others and being responsible
Recovery is an inside
Fear is a darkroom where
negatives are developed.
You canít change
yesterday, but you can ruin today by worrying about tomorrow.
Feel, Deal and the Heal
(Feel it, Deal with it and then Heal from it)
Happiness is not getting what you want, it is wanting what you get.
This too shall pass.
Listen and learn.
Al-Anon doesnít give us
the choice between feeling good or feeling bad-it gives us the choice
between feeling and not feeling.
Focus on the program-not
Fear is not a shortcoming- itís an emotion. Our reaction to it can
be the shortcoming.
Does not work in theory...
it only works in practice.
recovery our sobriety
depends largely how we discipline our
emotions and live The A.A. Program....
Not just from
"True addiction recovery lies
in the ability to deal with root issues, not simply medicate the
symptoms of them." D.B.
Don't give me
Tell me about your Experience and Strength...
It gives me hope...
THE EASIEST WAY TO STAY SOBER!
a) Breathe In
b) Breathe Out
c) Don't drink in between!
has an uncanny sense of being able to be grandiose and have low
self esteem at the same time.
Step One: You messed it up.
Step Two: It can be fixed
Step Three: But not ... by you!
If you're having trouble believing
in a power greater than yourself...
Just try believing in a power OTHER THAN YOURSELF!
You have received without cost...
Now give without charge.
THE MATURITY PRAYER
God, Grant me the maturity
to accept what I'm feeling
and the courage to correct
the actions that I took
that made me feel this way.
humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking less about yourself.
"It is important to speak you mind, even when your voice is shaky."