All of Us

If what we have learned and felt and seen anything at all, it means that all of us,whatever our race, creed, or color are children of a living Creator with whom we may form a relationship upon simple and understandable terms as soon as we are willing and honest enough to try. ~ Big Book,… Read More All of Us

A New Life

A new life has been given us, or if you prefer, “a design for living” that really works. ~ Big Book, pg. 28 I see each day as a new life. It is like none other that has gone before it. Life unfolds anew each minute and each hour of every day. The only difference… Read More A New Life

Drowning Men

We, in our turn, sought the same escape with all the desperation of drowning men. ~ Big Book, pg. 28 Well, I am back. I fell and injured my leg badly. I am humbled by the fact that I am human, vulnerable, and powerless over the physical world. Such accidents help to remind me that… Read More Drowning Men

Change of Mind

They appear to be in the nature of huge emotional displacements and and rearrangements. ~ Big Book, pg. 27.  Active alcoholics tend to fear change. They love the routine that addiction provides. We were talking about this last night in a meeting. We all agreed that drinking and dealing with our drinking made sense when… Read More Change of Mind

Exceptions

Exceptions to cases such as yours have been occurring since early times. Here and there, once in awhile, alcoholics have had what are called vital spiritual experiences. ~ Big book, pg. 27 It must have been quite a struggle for this doctor to recognize that no matter how much skill and education he had in… Read More Exceptions