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All classes of people know that when human power fails, they must look to a higher power for the fulfillment of their desires. There are many ways in which the request for help from the higher power can be made. No man can succeed in life alone and he cannot get the help he wants from man.

 Lakota Wisdom




Our description of the alcoholic, the chapter to the agnostic, and our personal adventures before and after make clear three pertinent ideas:


(a)  That we were alcoholic and could not manage our own lives.

(b)  That probably no human power could have relieved our alcoholism.

(c)  That God could and would if He were sought.


Big Book  pg. 60




Grandfather, Grandmother, remind me where the power comes from, so I may grow with that wisdom.