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|01-18-2013, 01:18 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, 05:46 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, 06:02 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Delaware, USA
Oh this one is REALLY good!! So true!!
"And then, they'll do something I hate most of all. Every Who down in Who-ville, the tall and the small, will stand close together...with Christmas bells ringing.They'll stand hand in hand...and those Whos... will start singing!"
|01-18-2013, 06:22 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, 06:37 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, 07:06 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, 07:33 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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