But he did no ranting. ~ Bill W., pg. 9. Well, I think I am back. I am grateful for modern medicine and technology. One of the most important conversations we alcoholics can have is to educate medical personnel of what alcoholism is, and that AA is there to support those patients they may have… Read More Just the Facts!
Sorry I have been off duty for few days. Not feeling well. Doing the rounds of doctors and tests. I will be back tomorrow, God willing! Thanks for your patience. Glad we have modern medicine and technology!
I was aghast. So that was it – last summer an alcoholic crackpot; now, I suspected, a little cracked about religion. Bill W., pg. 9. We were all a bit suspicious of sober alcoholics when we first came into AA. We thought they were nuts, crazy, and worse off than us. Surely these AA people… Read More A Little Cracked
There was something about his eyes. He was inexplicably different. What had happened? ~ Bill W., pg. 9. The most important part of any of our AA stories is what happened to make us wake up and get sober. Our drunk-a-logs will not encourage anyone to be sober. The insanity we lived is no life… Read More What Had Happened?
Peacefulness is an inner sense of calm – it comes from becoming still – in order to reflect and meditate on our inner wisdom and receive answers. A peaceful heart is one that is free from worry and trouble. It’s becoming quiet, so we can look at things quietly, so we can more clearly understand them;… Read More Merry Christmas
The very thing – an oasis! Drinkers are like that. ~ Bill W., pg 9. One of the symbols for AA is the camel. Just like camels, we can stay dry for very long times. One old timer has a collection of camels: stuffed animals, coffee mugs, tee shirts, etc. He likes to parade them… Read More The Oasis
I was to know happiness, peace, and usefulness, in a way of life that is incredibly more wonderful as time passes. ~ Bill W., pg. 8. Last night, people were talking of how many sober Christmases they have experienced, and how life is so much better as the years go by. They spoke of being… Read More A New Life
How dark it is before the dawn. I was soon to be catapulted into what I like to call the fourth dimension of existence. Bill W., pg 8. We cannot see the fourth dimension and above. It is assumed Bill W. was talking about the spiritual realm. According to many researchers, we can’t see the… Read More Darkest Before Dawn
“Accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields. And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.” ~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet Happy Winter Solstice. I wanted to take a break from Big Book study just for today. We are heading… Read More
I had met my match. I had been overwhelmed. Alcohol was my master. ~ Bill W., pg 8. One old timer told me one time, “It is pretty hard to believe in God, when alcohol is obviously your God”. Alcohol comes into our homes as a friend and confidante. It stays long enough to become… Read More Our Master =Alcohol