"But we have to stick by the wisdom of our ancestors..."
Paula Weasel Head Blood
"Two members of Alcoholics Anonymous came to see me. They grinned,
which I didn't like so much, and then asked me if I thought myself
alcoholic and if I were licked this time. I had to concede both
propositions. They piled on me heaps of evidence to the effect that an
alcoholic mentality, such as I had exhibited in
"Then they outlined the spiritual answer and program of action which a hundred of them had followed successfully..."
Big Book pg. 42
Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program.
Big Book pg. 58
Creator may I listen to the voices of those who walked the path before me.