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#1. To give up power to change for the better is inherently distasteful to everyone, and to force people to affirm that they are addicts or alcoholics so they can speak in a meeting is shameful and demoralizing. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#2. Those with limited views are fearful and irresolute: the faster they hurry, the slower they go. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#3. We wouldn't have much need of a war if people stopped using drugs. It's like taking up a fight against the use of headache remedies; it will never work until the condition causing people's headache pain is healed. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#4. To preserve what you have, to keep your relationships alive and glowing, give generously- give of your time, you assets, your attention, your help, and your love. Give of yourself. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#5. In the eyes, heart, and mind of the one you love and who you want to love you, you will become, in essence, a new person. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#6. The Universe continues to be perfect at every moment and never permits even the first imperfect event to occur. It goes from perfect to perfect to perfect. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#7. Again, all of life presents us with two basic ways to treat events. We can either label them "god for us" or "bad for us." The event is only an event. It's how we treat the event that determines what it becomes in our lives. The event doesn't make that determination- we do. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#8. You use your brain much as you would use a radio crystal; you tune in different frequencies. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#9. People who are dependent are merely using alcohol as a crutch to get through the day. Yet doctors and scientists are still treating "alcoholism" as if it is the problem, when it has nothing to do with the problem. They might as well be studying "scratchism" for people who have a chronic itch. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#10. Trustworthy partners always think first before they do anything that may affect either the reputation or well-being of each other. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#11. The word Universe is made up of two Latin words- uni (meaning "one") and versus (meaning "turned into"). It literally means "one turned into. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#12. The world actually is a mirror, and as you change, you will see everything around you changing as well as mirroring your changes. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#13. You are not alone in your quest to be who you want and have what you want. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#14. I wrote this book to show you that a cure is entirely possible because I've seen it happen over and over again. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#15. Even if it is painful and lonely, associate with worthy companions. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#16. What determines each person's state of happiness or unhappiness is not the event itself, but what the event means to that person. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#17. Although you may have never sat down and defined what your philosophy is, it is fully operative and working in your life at all times. It deals with what you believe about the world in which you live, about its people and events, about how you affect them. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#18. The relationship must come first or it will not last. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#19. The challenges and changes you meet are, in effect, hand delivered to you by a generous, loving Universe for the purpose of making you stronger and wiser. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#20. ... all decisions and actions that will affect your relationship must be made by answering this single question: Will the action I am considering have a negative impact on my relationship? If the answer is yes, don't do it. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#21. The events that occur in my life are workout situations. They are there for my benefit so I can become strong and gain wisdom and information by working my way through those situations. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#22. You don't need to be a scientist to know how powerful your imagination is. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#23. A diminished self-image will cause you to slouch, to avoid meeting others, to avoid looking others in the eye, to be unassertive, and to be indecisive. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#24. The way to heal your relationship is to look for the underlying conditions in yourself and in your partner that have caused your relationship to go off track and then to seek out the guidance you need to heal yourself. The Laws of Love will give you that guidance. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#25. Can you see that meetings and centers that don't address the real causes of dependency are almost certain to be little or no help? They actually can be very damaging. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#26. People who believe they have bad luck create bad luck. Those who believe they are very fortunate, that the world is a generous place filled with trustworthy people, live in exactly that kind of world. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#27. Whatever you are trying to achieve in life, it is essential that you surround yourself with people who believe that what you seek and what you believe in are not only possible but also very probable. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#28. The answers are never 'out there. ' All the answers are 'in there, ' inside you, waiting to be discovered. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#29. There is only one way to achieve lasting happiness. That is simply: Be happy. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#30. First-class relationships are possible only in an atmosphere of total trust. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#31. Life is like a river: nothing is ever the same, even for an instant. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#32. Embrace simplicity ... be content with what you have and are, and not one can despoil you. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#33. Whatever you now do, whatever you now believe, whatever your current circumstances may be, you are perfectly equipped and fully capable of fulfilling your needs and desires. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#34. The path of the knowledgeable, successful person, which only leads to supreme good fortune and great success is always directly in front of you. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#35. The world is actually a mirror, and as you change, you will see everything around you changing as well, mirroring your changes. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#36. A computer cannot manufacture new information. That's the difference between our brain and a computer. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#37. There is no cell culture for depression. You can't see it on a bone scan or an x-ray. Not everyone with depression will show the same behavioral symptoms. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#38. Change starts with awareness. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#39. Stress comes from the way you relate to events or situations. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#40. A strong personal philosophy does more than sustain us through the tragedies of life. It also stains us daily in everything we think and do. It gives us optimism and hope. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#41. What will allow you to enter the world of great relationships is living in accord with the simple but powerful Laws of Love. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#42. We like to take credit when we get a new idea, as if we originated the idea in our brain, but what we actually did was no less extraordinary: we channeled the idea. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#43. We help our clients discover and correct the underlying conditions that are causing them to self-medicate, to seek relief in substances and addictive behavior. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#44. Your life today is the result of a series of decisions you made that have caused you to arrive where you are. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#45. The punishment approach and bad consequences approach to treatment is the kind of thinking that is prevalent in every residential substance abuse treatment center in the United States of which I'm aware. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#46. The moment you make the internal changes necessary to obtain your goal, the outside world changes instantly. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#47. Every person in the AA program who's successful is living proof that he or she does have power over addictive drugs and alcohol- the power to stop. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#48. Life's tempering and altering process often takes the form of adversity, and, as far as outward appearances are concerned, seems to be working against us when it is actually working for us. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#49. The true source of happiness is within each of us. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#50. How you conduct yourself along the path that is your life determines how your life unfolds. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#51. The energy everything is made of is conscious. It's alive. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#52. Negative emotions, like depression or anxiety, have been shown to affect our immune system. Stress impedes wound healing. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#53. You have chosen to exist, and more than just exist-- you've been chosen to share in the Universal consciousness. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#54. Think about the stigma that is attached to the idea that alcoholism is a disease, an incurable illness, and you have it. That's a terrible thing to inflict on someone. Labeling alcoholism as a disease, a cause unto itself, simply no longer fits with what we know today about its causes. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#55. The more you engage in any type of emotion or behavior, the greater your desire for it will become. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#56. The reality is that the quality of your relationship depends mainly on one thing: you. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#57. Most centers offer a one-program-fits all type of service, which is rather like a department store that sells one-size fits all clothing. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#58. Once you look at your problems as "workout situations," they take on a whole new aspect. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#59. If who you are and what you have is what you want, that's perfect. Keep doing what you've been doing and you'll get more of it. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#60. By changing how you perceive things and how you act upon those perceptions, you will change your life. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#61. Choose to feel happy about whatever the situation is, knowing it will ultimately be to our benefit. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#62. What you think of as your common sense in regard to relationships may be based on something you have come to believe that isn't totally true or may not be true at all. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#63. When you need an idea about how to do anything, get quiet and relaxed and think about what it is you need to know. Then the flow of ideas will come. Be patient and let it happen. Sometimes it takes a little while, but it always works. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#64. You are a perfect spiritual being. Get used to that idea. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#65. When you imagine yourself as a failure or as having insurmountable problems in your relationships or any part of your life, you think failure, act failure, and produce failure. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#66. We know that you don't want to be a drunk and you don't want to be hooked on addictive drugs. You do it because you can't cope with your life without some sort of support, even if that support is damaging. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#67. Once an event has taken place, since you cannot alter the past, all that is left to you is your response. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#68. The best way for you to get that new experience is to change your response to what happens. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#69. You can be happy if you are willing to let go of your past and leave yourself unencumbered so you can fly freely. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#70. When people who believe themselves to be addicts or alcoholics come under great stress or trauma, they mentally give themselves permission to drink or use drugs as a remedy. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#71. The totally alive, totally conscious, and totally aware Universe takes care of itself completely. It is totally self-reliant and totally self- sufficient. it is perfect. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#72. You have enough courage to face even your greatest fear. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#73. The Universe is alive, conscious, and aware. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#74. If you are surrounded by people who not only don't believe in your goals and your positive outlook on life, but who also continually try to tear you down, it will be extremely challenging for you to hold firmly in mind that you will succeed and that you can be happy. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#75. Your actions create an "energy vortex" that draws in the necessary ingredients for your venture. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#76. Times change and discoveries are made that render earlier techniques and approaches less effective. Change is inevitable. To remain rigid when the whole world is changing and advancing is to invite misfortune. The AA program in particular is challenged with an opportunity of unprecedented magnitude. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#77. You create your future moment by moment. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#78. Everything that happens to me is the best possible thing that can happen to me. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#79. When nothing else worked, we created a holistic, hand-tailored program that saved Pax's life. At Passages, he and I use what we learned in curing him to help other discover the roots of their addiction or alcoholism and break free. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#80. When a problem or a difficult situation arises, say to yourself, as if you already believe it: "This is for my benefit. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#81. The Universe doesn't make mistakes. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#82. If you feel depressed for an hour, you've produced approximately eighteen billion new cells that have more receptors calling out for depressed-type peptides and fewer calling out for feel-good peptides. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#83. The Zen of doing anything is doing it with a particular concentration of mind, a calmness and simplicity of mind, that brings the experience of enlightenment and, through that experience, happiness. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#84. If you examine your motive for doing anything, you'll soon discover that your reason is that you believe it will make you happy. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#85. Your perception of the world and the way you see yourself in it has created within your mind a concept, a philosophy, of the way you believe things to be. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#86. If you allow disagreements and arguments to escalate, you are making the bone of contention of whatever you are heatedly arguing about more important than your relationship. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#87. It is ethanol that everyone is after when they drink alcoholic beverages. That is what gives us the euphoric feeling, and that is what all vendors of alcoholic drinks are selling. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#88. Every belief that you hold manifests itself in some manner by either causing you to take some form of action or by preventing you from taking action. If you don't believe something is possible, you won't even attempt it. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#89. You are not an alcoholic or an addict. You are not incurably diseased. You have merely become dependent on substances or addictive behavior to cope with underlying conditions that you are now going to heal, at which time your dependency will cease completely and forever. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#90. Happiness comes from our response to the conditions of our lives. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#91. Alcohol is the drug ethanol. They are one and the same. Alcohol is also called ethyl alcohol or grain alcohol. It is a chemical compound. Ethanol is often added to the gasoline we use to run our cars. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#92. What we call coincidences, accidental and remarkable events occurring at the same time, are actually circumstances and events that have come into your life to serve a purpose is to benefit you. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#93. At the bottom of every person's dependency, there is always pain, Discovering the pain and healing it is an essential step in ending dependency. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#94. If you have experienced recurring situations in your life that are unpleasant, know that there is something you are supposed to be getting from those situations that you have not been getting and that the moment you get it, those situations will pass out of your life, not to return. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#95. Stress and anxiety cause our brains to release chemicals that put lines in our faces and tear us down emotionally and spiritually. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#96. You can open to the idea that whatever happened to you in the past eventually turned out or will turn out to be a benefit to you. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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#97. When you change the way you see and interpret events, suddenly everything will be different for you. Everything will make sense. - Author: Chris Prentiss
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