Random Thoughts

Here are a few random thoughts that I either say a lot, or have heard said and love.

“Let your program be a divine inconvenience.”

“Share the good news and use words if you must.”

“Every promise in our program is conditional. You get ‘this’ if you do ‘that.'”

“My sobriety is only as good as my weakest moment.”

“DELUSION is being unable to see something that is clearly there, and DENIAL is knowing it’s there – but not being able to admit it”

“God never puts two people together to help just one of them.”

“A.A. moves at the speed of trust.”

“We have to experience our way out of fear.”

“To define God is to limit God.”

“Old behavior isn’t old behavior if I’m still doing it.”

“When We Got Busy – We Got Better!”

“There’s never an end to the help that’s needed, only an end of the willingness to help.”

“I’ve always heard, “if ya spot it – ya got it!””

“I don’t have to like it, but I do have to accept it for being exactly as it’s supposed to be at this moment. Once I accept it, complaining about it becomes obsolete.”

“Experience isn’t the same thing as opinion.  You can debate my opinion but you can’t debate my experience.”

“While all 12 are important, 6 & 7 are the meat and substance of my program.”

“3 Steps to freedom and enlightenment: Non-Resistance; Non-Judgement; and Non-Attachment.”

“Trust in God is not a sliding scale – it’s a toggle switch.  Either it’s ON or it’s OFF.”

“I don’t WORK the Steps (I WORK a program).  I TAKE the Steps.”

“I’m not IN the program – I’m IN the Fellowship.”

“I’m not addicted to alcohol – I’m addicted to MORE.”

“The biggest enemy I have is the noise that lives between my left ear and my right ear.”

“Read the 1st 164 Pages of the Big Book in 1st Person – It Will Rock Your World!”

“Never go upstairs without adult supervision.”

“I gotta stop having conversations with people who aren’t in the room.”

“When I first came in, I was just loitering with the intent to recover.”

“TRYING implies the possibility of failure.  Don’t try – do!”

“People who matter don’t judge and people who judge don’t matter.”

“Denial is not a river in Egypt, but you can drown in it.”

“My level of serenity is directly proportionate to the level of realistic expectations I place on those around me.”

“Nothing changes if nothing changes.”

“Trust in God removes all fear instantly.  I can’t be “in” fear and faith at the exact same time.”

“Labels are for file folders – not people.”

“Sobriety delivers everything alcohol promised.”

“Humility elicits my greatness much more than my big mouth ever will.”

“If faith without works is dead; then willingness without action is fantasy.”

“I can’t stay drunk today on yesterday’s alcohol any easier than I can stay sober today on yesterday’s actions.”

“Going to meetings doesn’t make you sober any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.”

“They’re not doin’ it TO me – they’re just doin’ it.”

“Serenity isn’t the absence of conflict but the ability to cope with it.”

“How many people you sponsorin’ right now? Oh, about half of em’!!”

“Alcoholism is an equal opportunity destroyer.”

“What other people think of you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them.”

“In early sobriety I did everything right in AA except 12 things.”

“I’m not an alcoholic like you – but like you, I’m an alcoholic.”