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We began to see that the world and its people had really dominated us. Under that unhappy condition, the wrongdoing of others, fancied or real, had the power to actually kill us, because we could be driven back to drink through resentment. We saw that these resentments must be mastered, but how? We could not wish them away.

This was our course: We realized that the people who wronged us were perhaps spiritually sick. So we asked God to help us show them the same tolerance, pity, and patience that we would cheerfully grant a sick friend.

Today, we avoid retaliation or argument. We cannot treat sick people that way. If we do, we destroy our chance of being helpful. We cannot be helpful to all people, but at least God will show us how to take a kindly and tolerant view of each and every one.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, PP. 66-67

PropheticWookie's picture

Resentment is a very common cause when a person begins to drown it out with alcohol or drugs. Unfortunately, I started drinking.

Failuretobreathe33's picture

Thanks to whomever posted this. I'd like to say firsthand resentments pull me down almost as nuch as fear. Today marks day 1 sober. I'll be going back to the meeting and the gym. I hurt my back 11 months ago ultimately leading to a relapse and then 6 Mos ago broke my spine c2 vertebrae. Lucky to even be alive let alone use all my extremities. It's been wild. My spiritual, emo, men, and physically physique life turned to mashed potatoes and unsweetened syrup. Truly glad to be sober today and alive. One day at a time.

press1's picture

Good for you mate, Good for you. This made me so happy to read this :-) Just take things a day at a time and don't put yourself around anyone who is likely to unsettle you or try to get you to go out socialising around things that may tempt you back into that pointless lifestyle. If its any consolation I think I would be hard pushed not to want to drink after hurting your back so badly and not being able to train for a year - don't feel bad about anything that has happened there as its completely human to react like you have done. Make sure you go to every single meeting this week even if its not in your local area - these are so important right now more than ever, that's what I did back then too. Get numbers off people at the meeting so you have people in the same state as mind as you are who have recently quit. Watch a Film, drink shakes and load up on vitamins as this is an area I completely depleted being so full of drink 24hrs a day. Most of all Enjoy life again Smile

Failuretobreathe33's picture

Thanks man. And without coming straight out verbatim ,,you said it in your own words and probably sensed it and knew I was beating myself up all day, all the time so, to get a fresh perspective from someone less point of view is greatly appreciated and I appreciate your wisdom. My goal for tomorrow is another day sober and like you said start to enjoy life again. Meetings everyday. Thanks alot.

press1's picture

Please give me some good news buddy - Everything still going okay? Smile

I Hope you are staying strong, did you get your 48 hour chip.

PropheticWookie's picture

I'm joining you and I hope he's doing well.

PropheticWookie's picture

Every day you give up alcohol, you add one more day to normal life and further to return to the old life.