“Peace comes within the souls of men, when they realize their
oneness with the universe, when they realize it is really inside of each
one of us.
Black Elk Lakota Medicine Man
When we became alcoholics, crushed by a self-imposed crisis we
could not postpone or evade, we had to fearlessly face the proposition
that either God is everything or else He is nothing. God either is, or He
isn't. What was our choice to be?
Big Book pg. 53
...most individuals cannot recover unless there is a group.
Realization dawns that he is but a small part of a great whole; that no
personal sacrifice is too great for the preservation of the Fellowship… He
learns that the clamor of desires and ambitions within him must be
silenced whenever these could damage the group. It becomes plain that the
group must survive or the individual will
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions pg.
Grandfather help me realize my oneness with your universe.