Forming True Partnerships – June 12th Daily Reflections

But it is from our twisted relations with family, friends, and society at large that many of us have suffered the most. We have been especially stupid and stubborn about them. The primary fact that we fail to recognize is our total inability to form a true partnership with another human being.— TWELVE STEPS ANDContinue reading “Forming True Partnerships – June 12th Daily Reflections”

What Is Acceptance ? How This Classic Grapevine Article By Bill W Has Been Used

Today, Jim A will be using Bill W’s March 1962 Grapevine Article “What Is Acceptance” as his lead for our meeting. This classic article is included in the small book , ‘Best of Bill,’ as well as his collection of writings called ‘Language of the Heart’. This short article is also used in 7 differentContinue reading “What Is Acceptance ? How This Classic Grapevine Article By Bill W Has Been Used”

Prayer Under Pressure – As Bill Sees It #250

Whenever I find myself under acute tensions, I lengthen my daily walks and slowly repeat our Serenity Prayer in rhythm to my steps and breathing. If I feel that my pain has in part been occasioned by others, I try to repeat, “God grant me the serenity to love their best, and never fear theirContinue reading “Prayer Under Pressure – As Bill Sees It #250”

More Than Comfort – As Bill Sees It #148

When I am feeling depressed, I repeat to myself statements such as these: “Pain is the touchstone of progress.” …“ Fear no evil.” …“ This, too, will pass.” …“ This experience can be turned to benefit.” These fragments of prayer bring far more than mere comfort. They keep me on the track of right acceptance;Continue reading “More Than Comfort – As Bill Sees It #148”

All or Nothing – As Bill Sees It #6

Acceptance and faith are capable of producing 100 per cent sobriety. In fact, they usually do; and they must, else we could have no life at all. But the moment we carry these attitudes into our emotional problems, we find that only relative results are possible. Nobody can, for example, become completely free from fear,Continue reading “All or Nothing – As Bill Sees It #6”

The Secret of Serenity – Grapevine Article January 1952 by Anonymous

IN attending meetings in various groups in our region, I am continually surprised at the number of members who are resentful because they have not acquired “serenity”. They can’t get peace of mind “no matter how they try.” It is my opinion and it has certainly been my experience that we don’t “get” serenity byContinue reading “The Secret of Serenity – Grapevine Article January 1952 by Anonymous”

And You Don’t Drink – Grapevine Article September 1981 by P.Y.

THE PAIN is worse than you can ever remember. You look up and say the Serenity Prayer, and nothing happens. You pace the floor and then sit down and light a cigarette and then get up and fix another cup of coffee and then take a deep breath and wait. “This, too, will pass” isContinue reading “And You Don’t Drink – Grapevine Article September 1981 by P.Y.”

April 24th Reflection – Each Day A New Beginning

She knows omnipotence has heard her prayer and cries, “It shall be done – sometime , somewhere” – Ophelia Guyon Browning Patience is a quality that frequently eludes us. We want what we want when we want it. Fortunately, we don’t get it until the time is right, but the waiting convinces us our prayersContinue reading “April 24th Reflection – Each Day A New Beginning”

Foundation for Life – As Bill Sees It #33

We discover that we receive guidance for our lives to just about the extent that we stop making demands upon God to give it to us on order and on our terms.<< << << >> >> >>In praying, we ask simply that throughout the day God place in us the best understanding of His willContinue reading “Foundation for Life – As Bill Sees It #33”

Light From A Prayer – As Bill Sees It #20

“God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” << << << >> >> >> We treasure our “Serenity Prayer” because it brings a new light to us that can dissipate our oldtime and nearly fatal habitContinue reading “Light From A Prayer – As Bill Sees It #20”