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Page 164 tells me the the Founders had no intention of the basic text being the end all and be all of sobriety, it all remains suggestion... I finished off the quote because it is so hopeful.
Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we know only a little. God will constantly disclose more to you and to us. Ask Him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick. The answers will come, if your own house is in order. But obviously you cannot transmit something you haven't got. See to it that your relationship with Him is right, and great events will come to pass for you and countless others. This is the Great Fact for us.
Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows. Clear away the wreckage of your past. Give freely of what you find and join us. We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.
May God bless you and keep you - until then.
Step 6 is "AA's way of stating, the best possible attitude one can take in order to make a beginning on this lifetime job... with most of them we shall have to be content with patient improvement." 12&12 Step Six, p.65
Good topic!Noels wrote:Here is a thought I received this morning : " we have to become teachable AND REMAIN teachable ".
Looking forward to hearing thoughts.
Love and light Noels
I totally agree with the thought "we have to become teachable and REMAIN teachable....for ensured progress."
I had to become teachable to get sober and REMAIN teachable to stay sober. Works for me!
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson