"Achieving physical sobriety is not an accomplishment, it is a requirement."
"Becoming recovered from alcoholism or drug addiction is not an accomplishment, it is our responsibility."
"Resentments are like acid to the seeing eye. The burn and blind us so we can't see clearly."
"We make amends for the object of our amends, not to clear our conscience."
"When I get out of my own way, what fills the space is God's will."
"Why should we reward ourselves with sobriety chips just because we stopped hurting other people?"
"The absence of Self is to the benefit of anyone, addict or non-addict."
"It's useless to study or understand the 1st Step intellectually. We must feel powerless in our hearts, our guts, our cells."
"Alcoholism is not a function of when you drink, it is a function of how you drink."
"You can turn a non-addict into an addict, but there is no turning an addict back into a non-addict."
"If you can't pray for someone you resent, you aren't cut out for the Steps."
"Talking is not a solution."
"Our problem isn't really drugs and alcohol, but what happens to us in their absence."
"Having horrible feelings isn't a novelty."
"If we have the capacity for honesty, we have the seed of God within, and we can nourish that seed into a fountain of strength."
"Drug addicts should be roasted and humbled beyond belief, and then built back together one spiritual brick at a time...
God, please keep me close to You today...