My name is George and I’m a Jewish alcoholic in Alcoholics Anonymous A startling, four-color advertising poster appeared some time ago in the New York subways. Staring at the viewer was a “typical Irish cop” about to eat a luscious delicatessen sandwich on Levy’s rye bread, and the legend was “You don’t have to be …∞
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Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space. ~ Diana Black ~ Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool. ~ Bellamy Brooks ~ The one who overcomes egotism rids themselves of the most stubborn obstacle that blocks the way to all true …∞
Image via Wikipedia “We must become the change we want to see.” Mahatma Gandhi Top Ten Reasons for Change Resistance, Rebellion or Objection. In alcoholics, addicts or co-dependents these may be deliberate or subconscious – part of the denial syndrome. THE RISK OF CHANGE IS SEEN AS GREATER THAN THE RISK OF STANDING STILL PEOPLE …∞
I didn’t believe really, that it was a disease but looked upon it as more of a moral weakness. Pride made me form this opinion and I felt that. the disease angle was only an excuse put forward by Alcoholics Anonymous of make you feel better for the life you had been living. The fact …∞
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Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!” “Like this …∞
From; Our Devilish Alcoholic Personalities The alcoholic, of course, is many things, as we all know. He is the world’s supreme paradox. He drinks, not because he would, but because he must. He does not drink for pleasure, he drinks to pain, yet he drinks. He will mortgage the wealth of the future to pay …∞
“Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs.” The Alcoholics Anonymous 5th Step – to admit I am wrong. This is the second time the word admit comes up in the programme of the I2 steps. It is so important, because a practising alcoholic never admits he …∞
This time will be different I’ll just take it quiet ; No yelling or shouting or looking for fight. I’ll fix all my business, then have a few ales And coast along steady and stick to the rails. First perhaps’ just a couple my throat’s pretty dry I think that clock’s wrong the time seems …∞
“My sponsor was a living damper on my intolerance. But even more, he told me that it would be all right for me to doubt God, that A.A. was not a religious program and, to belong, I did not have to adhere to any set of beliefs. “He suggested that for me a good starting …∞
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Image via Wikipedia Alcoholic Insanity An untrue belief held by some alcoholics that they can control their drinking or that somehow, someday they will be able to drink normally – a form of denial. The main text of Alcoholics Anonymous says; “Suddenly the thought crossed my mind that if I were to put an ounce …∞
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