"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."
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.
Book pg. 82
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.
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
Mystery, I walk lightly today.