"Each soul must
meet the morning sun, the new, sweet earth, and the great silence alone.”
Alexander Eastman Ohiyesa Santee Sioux
We were now at Step Three. Many of us said to our Maker, as we understood Him: "God, I offer myself to Thee--to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy way of life. May I do Thy will always!" We thought well before taking this step making sure we were ready; that we could at last abandon ourselves utterly to Him. We found it very desirable to take this spiritual step with an understanding person, such as our wife, best friend, or spiritual adviser. But it is better to meet God alone than with one who might misunderstand. The wording was, of course, quite optional so long as we expressed the idea, voicing it without reservation. This was only a beginning, though if honestly and humbly made, an effect, sometimes a very great one, was felt at once.
Book pg. 63
is something which can always be further developed. It has no boundaries,
either of width or height. Aided by such instruction and example as we can
find, it is essentially an individual adventure, something which each of us
works out in his own way. But its object is always the same; to improve our
conscious contact with God, with His grace, wisdom, and love.
Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 101
Spirit show us how to embrace the great silence.