"In the life of
the Indian there was only one inevitable duty, the duty of prayer, the daily
recognition of the Unseen and Eternal. His daily devotions were more necessary
to him than daily food."
A. Eastman (Ohiyesa) Santee Sioux
As we have seen, self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision, action, and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures. It is a step in the development of that kind of humility that makes it possible for us to receive God's help. Yet it is only a step. We will want to go much further.
will want the good that is in us all, even in the worst of us, to flower
and to grow. Most certainty we shall want bracing air and an abundance of food.
But first of all we shall want sunlight; nothing much can grow in the
dark. Meditation is our first step out into the sun. How, then, shall we
actual experience of meditation and prayer across the centuries is, of course,
immense. The world's libraries and places of worship are a treasure trove for
all seekers. It is hoped that every A.A. who has a religious connection which
emphasizes meditation will return to the practice of that devotion as never
Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 98
help me to walk in both worlds, the spirit world and the physical