Toast wrote:As its the holiday season i was approached in the street by a man carrying a bottle of beer. Guess he was lonely and just wanted someone to talk to. But i can honestly say when i got a smell of the beer my stomach wretched at the very thought of putting that stuff in my system. I had to walk away before i threw up all over him.
And i sincerely hope it stays like that for many years to come.
"And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone--even alcohol. For by this time sanity will have returned. We will seldom be interested in liquor. If tempted, we recoil from it as from a hot flame. We react sanely and normally, and we will find that this has happened automatically. We will see that our new attitude toward liquor has been given us without any thought or effort on our part. It just comes! That is the miracle of it. We are not fighting it, niether are we avoiding temptation. We feel as though we had been placed in a position of neutrality--safe and protected. We have not even sworn off. Instead, the problem has been removed. It does not exist for us. We are niether cocky nor are we afraid. That is our experience. That is how we react so long as we keep in fit spiritual condition." (Page 84-85, Big Book)