"So don't be afraid. What we left behind, leave it back there. Try to do some good. Let's try to take a step, try to think something good."
Wallace Black Elk Lakota
We avoid retaliation or argument. We wouldn't treat sick people that way. If we do, we destroy our chance of being helpful. We cannot be helpful to all people, but at least God will show us how to take a kindly and tolerant view of each and every one...
...Notice that the word "fear" is bracketed alongside the difficulties with Mr. Brown, Mrs. Jones, the employer, and the wife. This short word somehow touches about every aspect of our lives. It was an evil and corroding thread; the fabric of our lives was shot through with it. It set in motion trains of circumstances we felt we didn't deserve.
Big Book pg. 67
Perhaps there is a better way--we think so. For we are now on a different basis; the basis of trusting and relying upon God.
Big Book pg. 68
Much has already been said about receiving strength, inspiration, and direction from Him who has all knowledge and power. If we have carefully followed directions, we have begun to sense the flow of His Spirit into us. To some extent we have become God-conscious. We have begun to develop this vital sixth sense. But we must go much further and that means more action.
Big Book pg. 85
Creator, I look to the West, I look to the North, I look to the East, I look to the South, then I will know good things.