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To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.
'Dharma Punx' author Noah Levine offers a Buddhist approach to addiction recovery in 'Refuge Recovery'

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3 days ago
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hookersorcake:


As a teen you followed your dream landed a job at the world famous art museum  The only opening was in doggy daycare
The rich patrons would comedripping jewelry and fur
Drop off their little sweeties with designer bags full of treats  toys and elaborate letters explaining complicated conditions and personality quirksThe hours you spent  painstakingly training each pup to play dead
so that when Mummsie would return the entire museum would be treated with a holy shriek an aria of grief
Then the magical moment  the holy miracle Arise Fluffy!
That was the moment you fell in love with that split second where no one knew what anything was anymore
Spilled tears uncertain before turning back into diamonds even the furs unknowingly purred for a brief loving swim
Then the stiffening realization  a mask hastily rearranged a few quick kisses and suspicious glances business as usual

hookersorcake:

As a teen you followed your dream
landed a job at the world famous art museum
The only opening was in doggy daycare

The rich patrons would come
dripping jewelry and fur

Drop off their little sweeties
with designer bags full of treats
toys and elaborate letters explaining
complicated conditions and personality quirks

The hours you spent
painstakingly training each pup
to play dead

so that when Mummsie would return
the entire museum would be treated
with a holy shriek
an aria of grief

Then the magical moment
the holy miracle
Arise Fluffy!

That was the moment you fell in love with
that split second where no one knew
what anything was anymore

Spilled tears uncertain
before turning back into diamonds
even the furs unknowingly purred
for a brief loving swim

Then the stiffening realization
a mask hastily rearranged
a few quick kisses and suspicious glances
business as usual

5 days ago
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“Men do tend to think about things on a much higher level… we need our male colleagues to understand that if you can bring it down to a woman’s level… that’s the way to go.”

msnbc:

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, struggling to explain how the GOP can win women voters

Thoughts?

1 week ago
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Step Four: made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

 The purpose of taking a moral inventory is to expose the noxious character traits of our alcoholic personalities, to eliminate them from the new personalities that with the help of the Alcoholics Anonymous program as a “way of life,” we now propose to develop.

The AA usage of the term “personality” deals with the development of new character traits necessary to our recovery from alcoholism.

We gauge AA personality by AA maturity that is evidenced in such qualities as: strength and understanding from a Power greater than ourselves, surrender of self-centeredness, honesty, sincerity, practice of the 12 Steps, creative thought, positive action in admitting wrongs and making amends, service to others and the example of a happy, sober life.

—The Little Red Book

1 day ago
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from the colorful Stools and Bottles

FOURTEENTH DAILY REMINDER
Many of us have stumbled over the term “spiritual awakening.”  By confusing AA with organized religion, we have encountered trouble with the spiritual angle.  By trying to define God and to interpret AA according to religious creeds, we have experienced frustration and ineffectual AA living.

DAILY INVENTORY
Are the objectives of AA and organized religion the same? Is our objective to save souls? Are there signs which identify a spiritual awakening?

SUGGESTED MEDITATION
AA offers a 24-hour program borrowed from medicine, religion and psychology by which we arrest alcoholism, an incurable illness.  It utilizes physical, mental and spiritual help to maintain 24-hour periods of contented sobriety.  It suggests a daily contact with God as we understand Him. AA is not a religion. We see in honesty, sobriety, forgiveness, amends, and love signs of a spiritual awakening.

SPIRITUAL CONTACT
Our Father, we recognize the latent spiritual power within us and ask Your help to develop it. Awaken us to our spiritual possibilities.

DAILY PHYSICAL AUDIT
There are no written tests to pass in AA. How we recover is a matter of our own choice. We may either sink or swim.  But swimming requires good physical health. So does satisfactory recovery from alcoholism. We ought to recognize this fact and live to improve the quality of our health and thus enjoy life to its full capacity. AA members are most effective when in good physical condition.

(Remember, instead of our Father or God, substitute your name for your Higher Power)

4 days ago
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That wasn’t any act of God. That was an act of pure human fuckery.
Stephen King, The Stand
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