“The one who wishes to
be a true medicine person must be a person of faith, and they can only work
successfully with those who also have faith."
can't make a horse drink water if he still prefers beer or is too crazy to know
what he wants. Set a pail of water beside him, tell him how good it is and why,
and leave him
Bill Sees It" pg. 14
did not always come closer to wisdom by reason of our virtues; our better
understanding is often rooted in the pains of our former follies. Because this
has been the essence of our individual experience, it is also the essence of
our experience as a fellowship.
Bill Sees It" pg. 31
are not allied with any particular faith, sect or denomination, nor do we
oppose anyone. We simply wish to be helpful to those who are afflicted.
to the "First Edition" Big Book
let me feel the power of faith.