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SPEAKER SET: Jim W - Steps 1982   (Single)  Total time across all 4 files is 4.1 hours.
Jim W - Steps 1982 4 (Aledo, TX)  4 of 4
1982 in Dallas, TX  EVENT: Step Workshop  TYPE: AA, Male, Steps  ( 1 hr 7 min )

"I was given the Twenty-Four Hour a Day book by my sponsor.

That's not what people call approved literature. I don't even know if AA has approved the Bible or not.

But I understand it's not a bad book. I've just recently noticed their stealing some of our stuff."

Jeff V - Step 1 (Fargo, NV)
7/13/2020 in Zoom  EVENT: MGG BBS  TYPE: AA, Male, Steps  ( 49 min )

"It all started with an admission that, in and of myself, I am not enough. This horrible, ego deflating, at the time, seemingly humiliating admission that would start me on a journey to freedom, and strength and courage."

Barbara W (Atlanta, GA)
6/21/2019 in Alpharetta, GA  EVENT: 44th Atlanta Roundup Fellowship Event  TYPE: AA, Female, Story  ( 57 min )

"Self-esteem? And I thought, 'Is that what this is about?' I thought it was just a bunch of people who got together and held onto each other for dear life so they wouldn't drink...I didn't know this was about all the things that were really wrong with me,"

"I just wanted to be with you more than anything else in the world."

"The only thing you can take back from the future is the fear."

"All the time I was looking for approval, I thought that was love. And love and approval are not the same thing, In point of fact ... When my parents were giving me all that disapproval, it was because they loved me."

Jim W (Aledo, TX)
7/25/1992 in Greenville, SC  EVENT: Unknown Event  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 1 hr 35 min )

"As long as you know what you know, you'll never know. But when you begin to not do what we tell you not to do and to do what we tell you to do, then you will begin to know that you don't know then you'll begin to know."

Pat Y - Steps 1-2 (Palm Desert, CA)
6/2/2017 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: Girlstock 2017  TYPE: AA, Female, Steps  ( 49 min )

"I came into Alcoholics Anonymous because I couldn't stop drinking and I couldn't stand the way I was living anymore."

Patti O (Laguna Niguel, CA)
2/12/2000 in Atlanta, GA  EVENT: 36th IAAWC  TYPE: AA, Female, Story  ( 1 hr 7 min )

"If I would've known when I was out there that I was gonna have to report what it used to be like, I can guarantee you I would've taken notes."

Barney M (La Jolla, CA)
10/6/1995 in Daytona Beach, FL  EVENT: First Annual Fall Sponsorship Roundup  TYPE: AA, Male, Story  ( 1 hr 7 min )

"I don't have a drinking problem. When I drink I feel better."

SPEAKER SET: The Far Corners Retreat - 2008   (Multiple)  Total time across all 7 files is 6.9 hours.
Sandy B-2-Contempletive AA (Tampa, FL)  2 of 7
12/19/2008 in Ellenton, FL  EVENT: The Far Corners Retreat - 2008  TYPE: AA, Male, Workshop  ( 56 min )

"Truth exists in the silence where thought doesn't exist."

"Stop believing in what you believe. Go beyond belief."

"To be free of thoughts is meditation. Watch yourself watching thoughts."

"When you are conscious of your breath, you are totally in the present."

"There is no meaning in life; it just is. You may make up a meaning, but it does not
come from life itself'

"The eye through which I look for God is the eye that God is looking out

"To get an answer to a pressing question, form it then drop it into the stillness and wait. The answer will come, or your question will disappear!"

"God is the essence of all life. Stillness is the language that God speaks. Stillness and the Divine are one."

"Is the 4th dimension of existence in the silence? If not, where?"

"The starting place for all reflection or contemplation is the fact of your own existence. The question to be asked is, 'Who are you?'"

"A perfectly spiritual being falls asleep and dreams he is very imperfect believes and feels accordingly. How does he return to spiritual perfection? Answer: 'By awakening.'"

"The Bottom Line of life is that everything is most wonderfully inexplicable!"

"The mystery of life is the mystery of me."

Beth C (Tallahassee, FL)
3/9/2002 in Bainbridge, GA  EVENT: Flint River Roundup  TYPE: AA, Female, Story  ( 47 min )

"I was not a bad mother. I was an alcoholic who did bad mothering."

Michael D-10-11 (Sioux Falls, SD)
12/3/2017 in Buford, GA  EVENT: 8th Woodstock of the South  TYPE: AA, Male, Steps  ( 54 min )

"My wolves come disguised as sheep."

"The difference between a spiritual awakening and a spiritual experience is that when we have a spiritual awakening, we awaken to the fact that we have had spiritual experiences our whole life."

"My job is to stop running and let the Hounds of Heaven catch me."