Sunday, 9 January 2011

The Fifth Step Promises

Once we have taken this step, withholding nothing, we are delighted. We can look the world in the eye. We can be alone at perfect peace and ease. Our fears fall from us. We begin to feel the nearness of our Creator. We may have had certain spiritual beliefs, but now we begin to have a spiritual experience. The feeling that the drink problem has disappeared will often come strongly. We feel we are on the Broad Highway, walking hand in hand with the Spirit of the Universe. Alcoholics Anonymous p.75

The Fifth Step Promises might just sound like a bunch of spiritual bullshit, a few lines of empty promises that someone long ago put in a dusty old book. Thing is, how this stuff sounds is nowhere near as important as how it works, and that can only be discovered with your own experience. Listening to others is often a good starting point but you'll get where your going as the result of your actions.

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