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|01-18-2013, 12:18 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Trudging that road.
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Seattle Wa
Blog Entries: 1
Big Book Quote for 1/18/2013
"'There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which
is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in
everlasting ignorance, that principle is contempt prior to
~ Alcoholics Anonymous 1st Edition - 4th Edition, Appendice II, Spiritual
Experience, pg. 568~
c Alcoholics Anonymous World Services INC.
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|01-18-2013, 04:46 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Trudger of Happy Destiny
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Naperville, IL
That was me. I believed the program could and would work for other people, but really didn't think it would work for me. I would attend meetings, using it mainly for a social club to "fix me." I still felt like an outsider for a long time. I saw other people working steps, getting sober, and remaining sober. I wasn't working a program, and I didn't stay sober. I felt like the newcomer in the revolving door. I felt like I would always be a permanent newcomer. I am glad that I decided to give it a try. It works.
|01-18-2013, 05:02 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: East Coast, The States
Oh this one is REALLY good!! So true!!
"I tell of hearts and souls and dances...
Butterflies and second chances.
And find that God in goodness brings,
A chance for change, the hope of wings."
|01-18-2013, 05:22 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Fellow Traveler and Seeker
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Possibly my favorite line in the book (sorry Bill W.). I can go on at length about how I fit that then, and how I am able to still do it now, if I closed to the sunlight of the Spirit. Open-mindedness and open heart are two things I pray for every morning and evening, and the more of those I have, the less contempt prior to investigation I have. As soon as I start to become unteachable, then all bets are off. This idea cuts across all layers of my life and the more I am free of it, the freer I become.
|01-18-2013, 05:37 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Aka.. Indamiricale. :)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Dr.Bob's Neighbor
Just what I need today..
I am responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.
BB Quotes 1st Edition.
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|01-18-2013, 06:06 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Cleveland, OH
I dont know what you guys are talking about. Ive never been guilty of this in my life!
~All Big Book Quotes from the 1st edition
A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
C. S. Lewis
|01-18-2013, 06:33 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: northern michigan. not the U.P.
all big book quotes from 1st edition
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