Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Properly armed

But the ex-problem drinker who has found this solution, who is properly armed with facts about himself, can generally win the entire confidence of another alcoholic in a few hours. Until such an understanding is reached, little or nothing can be accomplished.

Above is taken from the AA Big Book. For years I would read this and miss the point. I thought it was all about being properly armed with the facts about you, I failed to notice the obvious. Once I could see the truth about myself, I had a chance. One of the best bits of advice I have ever been given about the Big Book, read the black bits.

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