Friday, December 21, 2012

One is the loneliest number

see the owl?


today I am grateful & thankful

for some good old Step One reading in the 12x12 .........
 
"Alcohol, now become the rapacious creditor, bleeds us of all self-sufficiency and all will to resist its demands."
 
"By going back in our own drinking histories, we could show that years before we realized it we were out of control, that our drinking even then was no mere habit, that it was indeed the beginning of a fatal progression."
 
"... few people will sincerely try to practice the A.A. program unless they have hit bottom.  For practicing A.A.'s remaining eleven Steps means the adoption of attitudes and actions that almost no alcoholic who is still drinking can dream of taking.  Who wishes to be rigorously honest and tolerant?  Who wants to confess his faults to another and make restitution for harm done?  Who cares anything about a Higher Power, let alone meditation and prayer?"
 
Have a lovely day, y'all.

 
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

3 comments:

onesobercatholic said...

I couldn't agree more with the paragraph about the necessity of a bottom. Without the willingness to do all that stuff, we are doomed.

vance odonnell said...

I love the many paradoxes and truisms...you get just destroyed before you can get better...you become powerless to become free...being sober is actually fun...can't see the light until you turn around...you don't know what you don't know...the new comer is the most important person in the room...the first drink gets you drunk...there is a higher power and it's not me...God never pretends to be me...it's relief not having to be right. I could hold my liquor but it was really holding me hostage.

Syd said...

Thanks, Dave. I like to read the passages here from the BB that you emphasize.