When many people look at the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, they see them in their linear form, as they are meant to be worked in my opinion. However, Step Twelve which states, “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice [...]
I often hear in Twelve-Step meetings in my area the phrase “meeting makers make it.” The idea is to remind newcomers the importance of consistent participation in AA meetings. Meetings are obviously a crucial part of a newcomer’s sobriety. Without meetings, we would not find the place of comfort we do, nor meet the people [...]
“If he is to find God, the desire must come from within.”
“The joy of living is the theme of A.A.’s Twelfth Step, and action is the key word.”
“To spend too much time on any one situation is to deny some other alcoholic an opportunity to live and be happy.”
“Strip away the layers and reveal your soul Got to give yourself up and then you become whole” -Matisyahu “‘Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after. ” -Wiliam Shakespeare “The fragrance always remains on the hand that gives the rose.” -Mohandas Ghandi
“We’re all just walking each other home.” -Ram Dass “I sought my God, my God which I could not see; I sought my Soul, my Soul which I could not free; I sought my Brother, and I found all three.” -Unknown “Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of [...]
I heard a speaker say recently in a meeting that they no longer have good days and bad days. Through working a program, the woman had reached a level of gratitude for her life, stating that she has good days and great days.
“Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.” -Tony Robbins “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” -His Holiness The Dalai Lama XIV “A dog has one aim in life… [...]
The Twelfth Step of Alcoholics Anonymous states that we “try to carry this message to alcoholics, and practice these principles in all our affairs.” I think that some people understand this step differently than I do, and I would very simply like to share how I work my Step 12.