“In sharing, in loving all and everything, one people naturally found a due portion of the thing they sought, while in fearing, the other found need of conquest."
Chief Luther Standing Bear Sioux
Each person is like an actor who wants to run the whole show; is forever trying to arrange lights, the ballet, the scenery and the rest of the players his own way, If his arrangements would only stay put, if only people would do as he wished, the show would be great. Everybody, including himself, would be pleased.
Big Book pgs. 60 & 61
The alcoholic is like a tornado roaring his way through the lives of others. Hearts are broken. Sweet relationships are dead. Affections have been uprooted. Selfish and inconsiderate habits have kept the home in turmoil.
Big Book pg. 82
…The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution. We have a way out on which we can absolutely agree, and upon which we can join in brotherly and harmonious action. This is the great news this book carries to those who suffer from alcoholism.
Big Book pg. 17
Great Spirit help us to understand the great circle. Help us seek that great love.