“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.” -Lucius Annaeus Seneca “However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention.” -Francois de La Rochefoucauld “Our intention creates our reality.” [...]
The Fourth Step of Alcoholics Anonymous reads, “Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” Many people who are going through the steps for the first time find this step overwhelmingly frightening. The principle of Step Four is Courage.
The Third Step of Alcoholics Anonymous states that we “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.” I find the main principle behind this step to be faith.
The Second Step of Alcoholics Anonymous states that we “came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” The principle behind this step is hope. The Second Step is essentially the opposite of the First Step. While in Step One, we admit our powerlessness over drugs and alcohol, Step Two [...]
The sixth chapter of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous is titled Into Action. There is no chapter entitled Into Thought or Into Feeling.
Sometimes amends cannot be made to one’s face. Whether because of legal restrictions, courtesy to the person, or compassion toward others, amends sometimes should not be made directly to one’s face. This is not up to me to tell you where and when to make amends. I have had a hard time dealing with the [...]