Words Of Wisdom
(A Collection of sayings heard at meetings)
Honesty —- Step 1 – admitted
Openness — Step 2 came to believe
Willingness — Step 3 made a decision
have issues its you, its you, its you (itsyous).
give something else for/give something else instead of
codependent is an egomaniac with an inferiority complex.
Motto: Without you, I am not me.
too shall pass.
day at a time.
can’t, God can. I think I’ll let Him (or Her).
doesn’t close one door without opening another.
for the grace of God, there go I.
= Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.
happens for a reason.
are right where you are supposed to be.
one foot in front of the other.
unto others as you would have them do unto you.
reap what you sow.
is not the absence of fear, but the ability to overcome it.
willing to risk being wrong.
cant talk your way out of something you acted your way into.
Amends are when I change my behavior.
see red flags when I used to only see green lights.
you miss in the 4th step, you can clean up in the 10th step.
mind is a dangerous neighborhood; dont go in alone.
you have a resentment for someone, pray for them for 15 (or 30) days. Pray that
they receive what you want.
feeds me, and I need to be fed.
suffered from many hardships in my life, many of which have never happened.
morning, God, instead of Good God, its morning.
will be done.
will, not my will. (re: Step 11)
do the next right thing. Thats Gods will.
God. Clean House. Help Others.
in relationships so I didnt have to deal with me.
are the only person you will ever love who will never leave you.
human being, not a human doing.
1 is good for me because its a chance to start over.
need to take Step 2 when ever I feel FAP fear, anger, or pain.
can fire your old God.
glasses are covered with low self-esteem and everything I see is coated with
that. (from a CoDA meeting)
having a higher power is like having a good friend. Yes, were good friends.
Weve known each other for years I just dont call.
they told me when I began in CoDA was to come to at least six meetings and then
if I decided this program wasnt for me, theyd cheerfully refund my misery.
best guarantee for your future is to live today really well.
is a gentleman and he doesnt come in unless you ask him.
12-step meeting is a lot like an orgy You leave feeling really good but
youre not sure who to thank.
= Counting On Divine Assistance
when you are hungry…sleep when tired…radical idea
I want, and think I need the following, without being needy:
Time, touch, availability, attention, acceptance to grow up, self esteem, self
acknowledgment, intimacy, appropriate sex, travel, another change, massage,
exercise, music, dance, less busyness, feedback when I ask for it, peer
support, family support, meetings, co-sponsors, honest direct communications,
better God sense, better program, walk the walk, grandkids, sons-daughters in
laws–perfect onesless unsolicited advise, fewer rules, permission to break
rules, humor, therapy, not to make long lists
thanks for any that you will for me
Go…Or Be Dragged
a normal person be angry?
Anger is not a character defect, it is how you use it.
quit before your miracle
only way through the pain is through it
don’t make no junk
is a four letter word
the fear, and do it anyway.
don’t know until you KNOW
hear what you say, but I believe what you do
can’t until you CAN
stop people-pleasing, people will not be pleased.
recovery I admit I learned a different game, and become willing to learn the