"Flexible strength is better than inflexible. Let the storm flow over you, and then pop back up."
Michael Kabotie Hopi
Most emphatically we wish to say that any alcoholic capable of honestly facing his problems in the light of our experience can recover, provided he does not close his mind to all spiritual concepts. He can only be defeated by an attitude of intolerance or belligerent denial.
We find that no one need have difficulty with the spiritually of the program. Willingness, honesty and openmindedness are the essentials of recovery. But these are indispensable.
“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance--that principal is contempt prior to investigation."
Big Book pg. 568
Creator help us to bend like the willow tree.