"The land is a sacred trust held in common for the benefit of the future of our nations."
Haida Gwaii Traditional Circle of Elders
Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole. A.A. must continue to live or most of us will surely die. Hence our common welfare comes first. But individual welfare follows close behind.
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 189
Tradition One-Long Form
Those of us who spent much time in the world of spiritual make-believe have eventually seen the childishness of it. This dream world has been replaced by a great sense of purpose, accompanied by a growing consciousness of the power of God in our lives. We have come to believe He would like us to keep our heads in the clouds with Him, but that our feet ought to be firmly planted on earth. That is where our fellow travelers are, and that is where our work must be done. These are the realities for us. We have found nothing incompatible between a powerful spiritual experience and a life of sane and happy usefulness.
Big Book pg. 130
Great Mystery help us to keep the sacred trust of sobriety.