Abandoning My Conceptions
“[Working the 12 Steps] meant I would have to throw several lifelong conceptions out of the window. That was not easy. But the moment I made up my mind to go through with the process, I had the curious feeling that my alcoholic condition was relieved, as in fact it proved to be.” - Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 42
My decision, to abandon my “lifelong conceptions” was made possible through the acceptance of my brokenness. That decision to surrender, the Third Step, created just enough of an inner opening that I immediately sensed I was heading toward the light of home.
On December 12, I’ll share my experience with this deeply personal Step.