AA Thought for the Day
June 28, 2020
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Whether such a person can quit upon a nonspiritual basis depends upon
the extent to which he has already lost the power to choose whether he will
drink or not. Many of us felt that we had plenty of character. There was a
tremendous urge to cease forever. Yet we found it impossible. This is the
baffling feature of alcoholism as we know it—this utter inability to leave it
alone, no matter how great the necessity or the wish.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (More About Alcoholism) p. 34
Thought to Ponder
Alcohol — cunning, baffling, powerful!
H O P E = Hold On, Pain Ends.
A Member Shares:
My name is Mark, very grateful, very alcoholic, recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. Seemingly indeed, thank God. I love to share from the chapter More about alcoholism. It might be called: More TRUTH about alcoholism so I believe. Like most I share, I stole that one, but it works for me. If having plenty of character means I believed things not true at all, acting arrogant and like I had 10 lives instead of one, that's true for me. Playing God is not the same as having character though.
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