The thing that matters
is not what you bear, but how you bear it.
his desk, Dr. Bob had a plaque defining humility: "Perpetual quietness of
heart. It is to have no trouble. It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable
or sore; to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against
me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or
despised, it is to have a blessed home in myself where I can go in and shut the
door and kneel to my Father in secret and be at peace, as in a deep sea of
calmness, when all around and about is seeming trouble.”
and the Good Oldtimers” pg. 222
attainment of greater humility is the foundation principal of each of A.A.'s
Twelve Steps. For without some degree of humility, no alcoholic can stay sober
Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 70
give us strength to be humble.