TRUTH

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Definition of Truth: a fact or belief that is accepted as true.
Synonyms of Truth: fact, verity, certainty, certitude, etc

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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Improve your memory — tell the truth. –Meiji Stewart

7 Spiritual Truths
1. Be open to the magnificent.
2. Learn what you are here to learn.
3. Be present for yourself and others.
4. Bring passion to all that you do.
5. Give love abundantly.
6. Revere life.
7. Embrace connection. –Tiny Buddha

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The glow of early recovery begins to fade, and we start to see the human side of our NA friends and sponsor. Our fellow addicts are neither completely bad nor completely good.

After all, if they were perfect, they wouldn’t need this program. Our friends and sponsor are ordinary recovering addicts, just like we are. We can relate to their ordinary recovery experience and use it in our own program. –Just For Today | More…

There is a true place in life for each of us, upon the attainment of which we shall be completely happy, and perfectly secure. One the other hand, until we do find our true place we never shall be either happy or secure, no matter what other things we may have. –Sermon on the Mount p.130 | More…

Improve your memory – tell the truth. My memory has improved because today I tell the truth —Wisdom of the Rooms

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Truth is often associated primarily with the larger issues and set alongside such ideals as Justice, Freedom, and Democracy. Truths such as courage, tolerance, affection, honesty, and love will ring out clearly until the end of time. –Answers in the Heart/P. Williamson & S. Kiser | More…

Impatience is certainly not a virtue. When we came into this recovery program, we may have heard that there would always be enough time to accomplish what God intends us to do.

Those of us who looked back at failed attempts doubted the truth of this wisdom. But we are coming to believe it now. In time, all the simple messages seem to come true. –A Woman’s Spirit/Karen Casey | More…

You can’t just sit down and talk about the truth. It doesn’t work that way. You have to live it and be part of it and you might get to know it. — Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE –Elder’s Meditations | More…

Just as a bell that has been rung cannot be “unrung”, the annoying problem
with the Truth is that, once you learn it, you cannot “unlearn” it. –Winston Churchill

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The truth shall set you free. This is the truth. When we speak the Truth, we do not need to be defensive. Truth needs no defense.

When we speak the Truth, we do not need to attack because Truth cannot be attacked. It is so easy to want to manipulate or to be deceitful or dishonest. My head tells me I can get away with doing these things, after all everybody does it. —Elders Meditations

The effort to escape from truth is the father of anxiety. –Unknown

The glow of early recovery begins to fade, and we start to see the human side of our NA friends and sponsor. Our fellow addicts are neither completely bad nor completely good.

After all, if they were perfect, they wouldn’t need this program. Our friends and sponsor are ordinary recovering addicts, just like we are. We can relate to their ordinary recovery experience and use it in our own program. –Just For Today | More…

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The Great Spirit had given us certain values to live by. If we learn to think in harmony with these values such as respect, love, patience, tolerance, commitment, trust, etc., we cannot get off track.

No matter what we do, we will always be in harmony. For example, if we are respectful, then we will respect the earth, our children, our women, our men and ourselves. Indian values help us walk under the guidance of the Great Spirit. –Elders Meditations | More…

Working the Twelve Steps helps us learn the truth. In Step Four, we learn the truth about ourselves.

We learn even more about ourselves by doing Steps Eight and Ten. When we admit the truth about ourselves, things come into focus. Big changes happen. —Keep It Simple

The punishment of the liar is that he cannot believe anyone else, wrote one shrewd philosopher. This is another way of saying that we reap what we sow, or that we tend to judge others by our own actions.

When we decide to be completely truthful, we are not immediately given the ability to discern whether others are lying or not. It’s more important for us to realize that others’ lies don’t have the power to hurt us permanently if we persevere in the program. –Walk In Dry Places/Mel B. | More…

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To the extent that you entertain lies and deceit, you are held prisoner in a world cut off from reality. The truth you hide from yourself, prevents you from growth and fulfilment.

The truth you hide from others, keeps you distantly apart. Hiding in the shadows of falsehood, makes it impossible to move forward.

That the truth is moral and ethical, is no secret. Yet truth is also practical, efficient, and effective in every worthy pursuit, something well known by those who enjoy lasting success. —Ralph Marston

Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now, always, and indeed then most truly when it seems most unsuitable to actual circumstances. —Albert Schweitzer

We cannot hide the true meaning and the true spirit behind our voice and words.
The true meaning is always understood. The voice is heard in the physical world, but the meaning is transmitted in the spiritual world.

If our voice says one thing but the heart is saying something else, it’s the something else that is heard. It is said that the truth will set you free. Reaching the truth means your voice and your words will be in alignment with the heart. –Elders | More…

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