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March 31st, 2015

AA Promises

The Promises
(properly known as the "9th Step Promises")

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through.

We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.

We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.

We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.

No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.

That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.

We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.

Self-seeking will slip away.

Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.

Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.

We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.

We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.

Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them. (Alcoholics Anonymous, pp. 83-84)
AA Promises
Nothing in the above list is anything that i have achieved to any great degree. I am still unhappy, feel unfree, am egotistical, have a negative attitude toward the world. I fear people, not indiviuals perhaps, but the species. I have at least a little fear about money and much about the economy. I don't know, intuitively, how to handle anything; and God's relevance to my life has many more questions than answers...Read more...Collapse )

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