For if an alcoholic failed to perfect and enlarge his spiritual life through work and self-sacrifice for others, he could not survive the certain trials and low spots ahead.
Our very lives, as ex-problem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs.
--“There Is a Solution”
Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God and the people about us.
Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives.
--“Working With Others”
Cling to the thought that, in God’s hands, the dark past is the greatest possession you have—the key to life and happiness for others.
--“The Family Afterwards”
I'm no mind reader, but I feel like Bill is trying to tell us something.
For my presentation on the 12th Step on Saturday, May 11, I plan to talk about carrying the message to others, and its role in bringing about a “profound alteration” in my reaction to life.
In the past couple of decades, Buddhist meditation has helped me work my 12-Step programs. On Saturday, May 11 I’ll introduce Buddhist mindfulness meditation and some of the fundamentals of Buddha's teachings. I’ll talk about how the 12 Steps and Buddhist practices merge and diverge, and take a deeper look at one Buddhist concept: impermanence, and my journey with it. We’re looking forward to having you join us on this expanded spiritual journey.