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by Brock
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 13th June Daily Reflection
Replies: 2
Views: 25

13th June Daily Reflection

LIVING OUR AMENDS "Years of living with an alcoholic is almost sure to make any wife or child neurotic. The entire family is, to some extent, ill." — ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 122 It is important for me to realize that, as an alcoholic, I not only hurt myself, but also those around me. Mak...
by Brock
Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day June 13th
Replies: 0
Views: 12

Twenty Four Hours A Day June 13th

Sunday, June 13 Thought for the Day In A.A. we have to reeducate our minds. We have to learn to think differently. We have to take a long view of drinking instead of a short view. We have to look through the glass to what lies beyond it. We have to look through the night before to the morning after....
by Brock
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: AA cliches
Replies: 53
Views: 697

Re: AA cliches

Obviously alcohol forced me back in the doors deflated and I joined right in with the welcome chant. Alcoholism has a way of forcing us to accept things we can not change, one day at a time. Yes, I agree, but I also think about the things we might have a chance of changing, and that’s why I sometim...
by Brock
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 12th June Daily Reflection
Replies: 0
Views: 14

12th June Daily Reflection

FORMING TRUE PARTNERSHIPS But it is from our twisted relations with family, friends, and society at large that many of us have suffered the most. We have been especially stupid and stubborn about them. The primary fact that we fail to recognize is our total inability to form a true partnership with...
by Brock
Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day June 12th
Replies: 0
Views: 15

Twenty Four Hours A Day June 12th

Saturday, June 12 Thought for the Day When we came into A.A., we made a tremendous discovery. We found that we were sick persons rather than moral lepers. We were not such queer birds as we thought we were. We found other people who had the same illness that we had, who had been through the same exp...
by Brock
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day June 11th
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day June 11th

The fuller quote of what it said is - Atheism, it has been said before, is “ blind faith in the strange proposition that this universe originated in a cipher and aimlessly rushes nowhere. ” That's practically impossible to believe. He says it’s been said before because the underlined part is in the ...
by Brock
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 11th June Daily Reflection
Replies: 0
Views: 19

11th June Daily Reflection

FAMILY OBLIGATIONS . . . a spiritual life which does not include. . . family obligations may not be so perfect after all. — ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 129 I can be doing great in the program — applying it at meetings, at work, and in service activities — and find that things have gone to pieces at ho...
by Brock
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day June 11th
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Twenty Four Hours A Day June 11th

Friday, June 11 Thought for the Day We alcoholics have to believe in some Power greater than ourselves. Yes, we have to believe in God. Not to believe in a Higher Power drives us to atheism. Atheism, it has been said before, is blind faith in the strange proposition that this universe originated in ...
by Brock
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 10th June Daily Reflection
Replies: 0
Views: 22

10th June Daily Reflection

IMPATIENT? TRY LEVITATING We reacted more strongly to frustrations than normal people. — AS BILL SEES IT, p. 111 Impatience with other people is one of my principal failings. Following a slow car in a no-passing lane, or waiting in a restaurant for the check, drives me to distraction. Before I give...
by Brock
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day June 10th
Replies: 0
Views: 26

Twenty Four Hours A Day June 10th

Thursday, June 10 Thought for the Day If we have had some moral, religious, or spiritual training, we're better prospects for A.A. When we reach the bottom, at this crucial moment when we're thoroughly licked, we turn instinctively to whatever decency is left in us. We call upon whatever reserves of...
by Brock
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Was my wife was incorrectly diagnosed alcohol instead of anxiety?
Replies: 18
Views: 1350

Re: Was my wife was incorrectly diagnosed alcohol instead of anxiety?

Well done! You used AA literature to back up your point about sponsors and medical treatment, those who were not aware of this, like myself, have learned something. That’s the kind of thing we like to see, rather than unfounded claims without evidence to support it. I used the same book a while ago ...
by Brock
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Was my wife was incorrectly diagnosed alcohol instead of anxiety?
Replies: 18
Views: 1350

Re: Was my wife was incorrectly diagnosed alcohol instead of anxiety?

This really is a waste of time. I bring up a couple of points backed by literature, you once again say the literature is wrong, “I know, AA erroneously claims 1935 as when it was "founded", but there was no intent to organize, so there was no founding.” I say the Washingtonian Movement had...
by Brock
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Was my wife was incorrectly diagnosed alcohol instead of anxiety?
Replies: 18
Views: 1350

Re: Was my wife was incorrectly diagnosed alcohol instead of anxiety?

Really? So the early requirement as reflected in AA member 3 that an alcoholic be sponsored in medical treatment following through with AA meeting attendance is untrue? I don’t like arguing for arguing sake, but I do think that if the information given here is incorrect it should be corrected, we d...
by Brock
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: I read my partners 4th Step
Replies: 15
Views: 3205

Re: I read my partners 4th Step

there is no guarantee at any point the OP is coming back and no indication that they had short of a response. For the information and use of anyone interested, if you click, (or tap), on a user's name their profile comes up, this includes the last time they were active here. Just coming back to rea...
by Brock
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 9th June Daily Reflection
Replies: 0
Views: 25

9th June Daily Reflection

LIVING IN THE NOW First, we try living in the now just in order to stay sober — and it works. Once the idea has become a part of our thinking, we find that living life in 24-hour segments is an effective and satisfying way to handle many other matters as well. — LIVING SOBER, p. 7 "One Day At ...