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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

There is book called The 12 Steps for Everybody (who wants to use them).Forget Cities, Counties and States, lets turn the country into 17 or 18 million 12 step groups :)

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amaebi
Apr. 1st, 2015 05:40 pm (UTC)
"If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through."

http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/thomas/gospelthomas2.html
bobby1933
Apr. 1st, 2015 06:41 pm (UTC)
So wonder rules the universe? i'll buy that.
Thank you for sharing this,
amaebi
Apr. 1st, 2015 10:55 pm (UTC)
Actually, I was thinking about the Gospel's amazement coming from being troubled, and providing power out of being-troubled.
bobby1933
Apr. 1st, 2015 11:11 pm (UTC)
Yes, that too, makes sense/.
"Thomas," i think was more than gnostic and more than "feminist" It is much in touch with what might have been the perennial philosophy in Jesus teaching.
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