In my own case, I have no "ES&H" of my own to share other than my own permanent recovery from chronic alcoholism as a result of embracing and practicing "our combined experience and knowledge" (page 19) along with the many who came before me:The following rules and suggestions are items agreed to by the group conscience, to promote civility among contributors, and keep topics on point.
• We offer our own ES&H and avoid critiquing the shares of others.
"...wrecked in the same vessel...restored and united under one God, with hearts and minds attuned to the welfare of others..." (page 161)
"The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution. We have a way out on which we can absolutely agree, and upon which we can join in brotherly and harmonious action. This is the great news this book carries to those who suffer from alcoholism." (page 17)
A request for those who might share something different: Please do not misrepresent the idea of "a god of your own understanding" (nowhere shared and therefore never to be found anywhere within our Basic Text) as having come from any of us. We staunchly defend anyone's freedom to believe and to do as she or he might choose, of course...
"If he thinks he can do the job in some other way, or prefers some other spiritual approach, encourage him to follow his own conscience...be friendly. Let it go at that." (page 95)
...and we need say nothing more here on that matter since our book was written to keep our original-and-unique A.A. message still available to all...
"...the first portion of this volume, describing the A.A. recovery program, has been left untouched in the course of revisions..." (Preface to Third Edition)
Sadly, that will end up being used as a "gag rule"...but we have no complaint. If a prospect might still not want what we have or might not yet be quite willing to do what must actually be done, we certainly do not wish to hound or to brow-beat or try to convince anyone against his or her own will and thereby foolishly "spoil a later opportunity." (page 90)• ...we try to be reasonable in the amount we share on one particular topic. A limit of two or three contributions is advised.