is the means by which we bring new vision, action, and grace to bear upon the
dark and negative side of our natures. With it comes 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. We will want the good that
is in us all, even in the worst of us, to flower and grow. But first
of all we shall want sunlight; nothing much can grow in the dark.
Meditation is our step out into the sun.
Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 98
demanded more than our share of security, prestige, and romance. When we
seemed to be succeeding, we drank to dream still greater dreams. When we were
frustrated, even in part, we drank for oblivion.
all these strivings, so many of them well-intentioned, our crippling handicap
was our lack of humility. Never was there enough of what we thought we wanted.
We had lacked the perspective to see that character-building and spiritual
values had to come first, and that material satisfactions were not the purpose
Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 71
Grandfather may we walk in your power.