AA post: Quotes from Bill W.

Today was a rather good meeting at our 7am meeting. Not a big meeting but good vibes and I was able to take away a simple easy to remember message. Sometimes I will say to myself, okay what is the lesson I need to take home today and today’s lesson is short and simple. See the good in everybody.

With that I would like to get back to my roots and share some AA inspiration from one of the co-founders of AA Bill W. As a side the W in my pesudonym Danny W is in reference to the AA co-founder Bill W.

No matter how unreasonable others may seem, I am responsible for not reacting negatively. Regardless of what is happening around me I will always have the prerogative, and the responsibility, of choosing what happens within me. I am the creator of my own reality. When I [review my day], I know that I must stop judging others. If I judge others, I am probably judging myself. Whoever is upsetting me most is my best teacher. I have much to learn from him or her, and in my hearts, I should thank that person.

Although AA was founded in 1935 there are so many great lessons that are timeless, here is one more:

Nothing can be more demoralizing than a clinging and abject dependence upon another human being. This often amounts to the demand for a degree of protection and love that no one could possibly satisfy. So our hoped for protectors finally flee, and once more we are left alone – either to grow up or to disintegrate.

Man I love that one. Such a deep and pertinent thought about co-dependence and how we can drive people away. This one really deserves to be read 2 or 3 times.

Please feel free to share any of your favorites AA passages and I will use them in future posts.

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