Each person in the group said something except for me. My silence became noticed. About halfway through the meeting I started to think, I’ve got to talk. Today, I’ve got to talk. Fear racked me...
This is the point where the knowing, irony-infused author laughs along with his readers about his time among the aphorisms, how he was once so gullible and needy that he drank deeply of such weak...
Times change and discoveries are made that render earlier techniques and approaches less effective. Change is inevitable. To remain rigid when the whole world is changing and advancing is to invite misfortune. The AA program...
Think about the stigma that is attached to the idea that alcoholism is a disease, an incurable illness, and you have it. That’s a terrible thing to inflict on someone. Labeling alcoholism as a disease,...
AA purports to be open to anyone, as it is stated in Tradition Tree, “The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking,” but it isn’t open to everyone. It’s open only...
Every person in the AA program who’s successful is living proof that he or she does have power over addictive drugs and alcohol- the power to stop.
When people who believe themselves to be addicts or alcoholics come under great stress or trauma, they mentally give themselves permission to drink or use drugs as a remedy.
Do not wait and hope to be discovered…make yourself so you cannot be denied!
We create our own reality. The blessing (or problem) with this is that when one creates one’s own reality, one must live it! Are you living a blessing or is it a curse?
Who am I? What am I doing here? Who are these others? This trilogy of spiritual conundrums is as practical as it is philosophical. Mindful inquiry devoted to these three questions is as spiritual as...
Danny strolled to the town common, sat on one of the benches in Teenytown and took one of the bottles out of the bag, looking down on it like Hamlet with Yorick’s skull
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