"The faces of our future generations are looking up to us from the earth and we step with great care not to disturb our grandchildren."
Traditional Circle of Elders
The alcoholic is like a tornado roaring his way through the lives of others. Hearts are broken. Sweet relationships are dead. Affections have been uprooted. Selfish and inconsiderate habits have kept the home in turmoil. We feel that a man is unthinking when he says that sobriety is enough.
Big Book pg. 82
Almost none of us liked the self-searching, the leveling of our pride, the confession of shortcomings which the Steps require. But we saw that the program really worked in others, and we had come to believe in the hopelessness of life as we had been living it.
When, therefore, we were approached by those in whom the problem had been solved, there was nothing left for us but to pick up the simple kit of spiritual tools laid at our feet.
Big Book pg. 25
Great Mystery, I walk lightly today.