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Inspirational Quotes

October 13, 2014 257 comments

Many of us draw great comfort and strength from inspirational quotes and sayings. Please share here if you have a favourite saying that lifts your spirits or know some motivational words that offer encouragement and support.

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  1. My Graduation Spiritlifter from Rehab
    “The Past is the Past learn the Tools to Deal with the Past, The Future is the Future Gain the Knowledge to Make it a good Future, Today is Today Just For Today Make the Most of Today”

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  2. I would rather go through life sober, believing I am an alcoholic, than go through life drunk, trying to convince myself I’m not.

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  3. The devil once whispered in my ear, “your not strong enough to withstand this storm” today I whispered back in the devils ear I AM THE F@&KN STORM!

    Stay strong out there!

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  4. When no one else believed in me, I did. -ziglar.com

    I’m feeling very alone but very positive. This will be my first sober weekend since Nov 2003, the month I quit breastfeeding my son.

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  5. In early recovery I was told to….

    “Take the cotton wool out my ears and put it in my mouth.”

    “Don’t pick up the first drink, then I cant pick up the second”

    “One drink is too many and 1000 never enough”

    After I took action on the first suggestion I was able to listen to hundreds more sayings that would arm me with strength and hope. But the best thing I continue to hear is…..

    “Keep coming back, it works when you work at it!”.

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  6. TODAY I LIVE WITH GRATITUDE FOR MENDED RELATIONSHIPS AND RECOGNIZE WHEN SOMEONE IS SHOWING LOVE TO THIS SELFISH ADDICT THEY DON’T HAVE TO FORGIVE OR LOVE ME BUT THEY DO AND ITS AN AWESOME FEELING

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  7. “Sign on to a process and see where it takes you. You don’t have to invent the wheel every day. Today you’ll do what you did yesterday, tomorrrow you’ll do what you did today. Eventually you’ll get somewhere”

    Chuck Close, “Note to Self”

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  8. Aloha Switchedon
    Thank you for this! It allows me to see my slip need not be a total slide back down into the the daily numbing that turns into daily remorse which turns into…….

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  9. In the end it has always come down to one single thing. Choice. When we talk to ourselves with our inner voice, someone in that conversation has to be strong, honest and compassionate. We can be loved by many, provided so much support in so many ways. But it will always come down to yourself. You are the only one that can give you a victory over your addiction. It is hard. Hard emotionally, hard spiritually, and for me it was and is lonely. Each day was my fight, my honest conversation with myself. I had to be my best disciplinarian as well as my best friend. Part of what made my struggle so hard and twisted was how much I would browbeat myself when I relapsed. And I relapsed often. I would then begin again a slow but steady spiral into my darker self. In feeling bad, I would pour in more beer trying to feel better, only to feel worse. With time, and much older, my journeys with my drinking became progressively longer, darker, sadder, and it took so much more effort and mental gymnastics to climb out.

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  10. Early days for me but this hit home…

    I am sorry for the
    person I became.
    I am sorry it took me
    so long for me to change.
    I am ready to be sure,
    that I never become
    that way again,
    ‘Cos who I am hates
    who I’ve been.

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  11. I don’t know Who, or What, put the question. I don’t know when it was put. I don’t even remember answering. But, at some moment, I did answer Yes to Someone, or Something, and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender had a goal.

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  12. With That Moon Language
    Admit something:
    Everyone yo see, you say to them,
    “Love me.”
    Of course you do not do this out loud;
    Otherwise,
    Someone would call the cops.
    Still though, think about this,
    this great pull in us to connect.
    Why not become the one
    Who lives with a full moon in each eye
    that is always saying
    With that sweet moon
    Language
    What every other eye in this world
    Is dying to
    Hear.
    -Hafez

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