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"I would rather be a non-drinker with the occasional desire to drink, than a drinker with the constant desire to quit".

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Thats a great quote Caroline I must try and remember it!
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"Life is a sequence of moments all called now"
"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." [Christopher Robin to Pooh]

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That is a good quote OE. I have found living in the moment that is now is so helpful. The past is gone. The future is the undiscovered country. I cannot change the past. I can nudge the future sometimes, well make a guess and try for the future I want, but I can only do it in this moment - now. I like now. If it is crappy then I can let it go, let it become history. If it is good I can hold it close and take it forward into the next now. That is choice and we can only make a choice right now.
An Inuit story. An old man is talking to his grandson: 'Inside me are two dogs fighting: a black one and a white one.` `Which one will win?' asks the boy. 'The one I feed'

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Hi Dave, glad you like it too - what you wrote leads me into another favourite, which I found in one of the Chopra meditations about manifestation a couple of years ago:

As is your desire, so is your intention
As is your intention, so is your will
As is your will, so is your deed
As is your deed, so is your destiny

Just another way of saying we are masters of our own destiny really... But I like the way it is broken down :D
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Yes, OE. That is absolutely it for me. It does need breaking down into those steps though because we often bomb out in the middle. 'As is your will, so is your deed' has been my weak link. No more. I take full responsibility for my destiny and with it comes responsibility for my deeds, but they are what I will them to be and I do not deliberately will wrong things. Best I can do but it feels OK. Not perfect, just a boring old human, but best will in the world intended. Mr Conscience tells me when I fall short. :oops: ;)? Then I laugh a bit and try for a better destiny. Well, nobody is perfect but no harm in upping your game a bit. Not saying I do, just claiming to try. Sometimes. Occasionally.
An Inuit story. An old man is talking to his grandson: 'Inside me are two dogs fighting: a black one and a white one.` `Which one will win?' asks the boy. 'The one I feed'

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A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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From AA Daily Reflections ' The Identification that one alcoholic has with another is mysterious, spiritual, almost incomprehensible.' This applies to BE forum too I think. I often get huge emotional support from reading posts.

Have a good day. ;)?
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Dave, I'm bumping this up for you. Not sure if it fits the bill, but might be worth a look. ;)?
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G.K. Chesterton

“Fairytales don't tell children that dragons exist; children already know that dragons exist. Fairytales tell children that dragons can be killed.”


Me

The EAF is a dragon.

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"My own view is that this planet is used as a penal colony, lunatic asylum and dumping ground by a superior civilisation, to get rid of the undesirable and unfit. I can't prove it, but you can't disprove it either."
Christopher Hitchens
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If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep walking

Zen proverb

I used to love this thread - thanks for the reminder Dave and to Maddie for bumping it up.
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George wrote:"My own view is that this planet is used as a penal colony, lunatic asylum and dumping ground by a superior civilisation, to get rid of the undesirable and unfit. I can't prove it, but you can't disprove it either."
Christopher Hitchens
I can. Here are my shoes. Walk a mile. Is BE a penal colony? :)

Good quote OE and you too George. Despite my dismissiveness I recognise the point of view. :o

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“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”
Mary Engelbreit
"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." [Christopher Robin to Pooh]

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"Things do not change; we change."
- Henry David Thoreau
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"Everybody is a genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its entire life thinking it's stupid"
Einstein
"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." [Christopher Robin to Pooh]

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Oldenough2knowbetter wrote:"Everybody is a genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its entire life thinking it's stupid"
Einstein
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unless you're a very clever fish

sorry to be a smart a**e but I was just reading about tree climbing fish the other day

but I know what you mean - its a good point - Einstein should have used the old fish riding a bike thing - he probably didn't know about fish climbing trees (or would that be tree climbing fishes :? )
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I suppose Big Al could have talked about a tree climbing giraffe but then again.... some days you just can't win.
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"When you're going through hell; keep going"
Winston Churchill.
"Alcohol is the thief of time"
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That's a good quote unicorn - it's so true and I never thought of it in that way - sounds like 'chasing the dragon' too.
"(1) Nothing I see means anything. (2) I have given what I see all the meaning it has for me. " ~ from A Course In Miracles by Dr. Helen Schucman

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