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by DaveP1951
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture 5th December
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Daily Picture 5th December

I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment . BB p. 417 When I first became aware of this quote I had a problem with the word and concept of acceptance . I was not one to accept anything that went against ...
by DaveP1951
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Daily Picture

Years ago, when I was still rather young, (about 25 years old) I bought a T-shirt that I happened to see hanging in a store. It summed up my philosophy about life at the time. The caption printed on the front said "The meek shall inherit the crap." I wore it with pride. Funny what comes ba...
by DaveP1951
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day 2nd
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day 2nd

“An idle thought connected with drinking casually pops into our mind. That is the crucial moment. Will I harbor that thought even for one minute or will I banish it from my mind at once? If I let it stay, it may develop into a daydream.” I find when idle thoughts come into my mind, even harmful ones...
by DaveP1951
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Strange situation, and I need Guidance
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Strange situation, and I need Guidance

to me wasted was it made me sick, forgive me for the misuse of words. The trouble with communicating by way of the inter-net on forums like this is that we really can't ask as many questions to the one who posts as we would perhaps like too. I for one am a very slow at typing. I can think about 4 t...
by DaveP1951
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day

"The thoughts that come before having a slip are often largely subconscious. It is a question whether or not our subconscious minds ever become entirely free from alcoholic thoughts as long as we live." I like to substitute the words the subconscious mind for the words nonconscious mind . ...
by DaveP1951
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Strange situation, and I need Guidance
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Strange situation, and I need Guidance

Your sponsor may have a different opinion. We each have to be honest with ourselves and our sponsors and our group and follow their advice, not some random dude on the interwebs. So, trust your sponsor and your group. That is particularly true since you got "wasted." " not some rando...
by DaveP1951
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 3161

Re: Speaker tapes

God is everything or else He is nothing. God either is, or He isn't. (pg 53) I chose He isn't. And moved on. I believe Bill got the idea "God is everything or else He is nothing. God either is, or He isn't" from Pascal's wager which is an argument in philosophy presented by the seventeent...
by DaveP1951
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 3161

Re: Speaker tapes

Anything can be a higher power if it checks a few boxes: And in reference to boxes checked my favorite is: He can choose any conception he likes, provided it makes sense to him. The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Man I have heard things like a your higher power can be a "jack rabbit" or...
by DaveP1951
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 3161

Re: Speaker tapes

I am sorry as my intent was not to argue, use sarcasm, or belittle To Indianapolis: My apologies for misunderstanding the intent of your post. Thank you for clearing that up. DaveP1951 Oh, I didn't take any offense, bud, nor did I feel misunderstood. We're all good. Sorry Indianapolis, that post we...
by DaveP1951
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 3161

Re: Speaker tapes

I am sorry as my intent was not to argue, use sarcasm, or belittle

To Indianapolis: My apologies for misunderstanding the intent of your post. Thank you for clearing that up. DaveP1951
by DaveP1951
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 3161

Re: Speaker tapes

That is right on the money. I am not able to have my own conception of what God is because to me God = Nil '' When we became alcoholics, crushed by a self- imposed crisis we could not postpone or evade, we had to fearlessly face the proposition that either God is everything or else He is nothing. G...
by DaveP1951
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Speaker tapes
Replies: 50
Views: 3161

Re: Speaker tapes

I found it much easier and the softer way to let go of the idea of letting go of my old ideas/concepts. :lol: :roll: :P Needless to say my results were nil. Reluctantly kicking and screaming all the way, I finally tried the harder way. WOW!!! Results. Who wooda thunk! :oops: I have noticed in a num...
by DaveP1951
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Our Friends and Families
Topic: Was my wife was incorrectly diagnosed alcohol instead of anxiety?
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: Was my wife was incorrectly diagnosed alcohol instead of anxiety?

I feel like I need an AA-style intervention to get her to move away from AA I think you got the intervention part backwards. Interventions are usually used to get people into AA not out of AA . I think you will have a great bit of difficulty finding anybody in AA who will take up your cause by offe...
by DaveP1951
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Daily Picture

This post brings to mind an old adage that has saved me a lot of chasing as well as getting involved in arguments. "A person convinced against their will is of the same opinion still."
by DaveP1951
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Twenty Four Hours A Day

"Doctors, psychiatrists, and the clergy have had some success. Some men and women have gotten sober all by themselves." I believe that the two main reasons AA is still the most successful way of recovery is firstly, it creates a sense of belonging and secondly, we have the experience, str...