Serenity

1. “GOD, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change” I have often heard other members of Twelve Step groups refer to life’s most divine force with the phrase “a power greater than human power” or simply as “My Higher Power”. I sometimes wondered how these unique and somewhat mysterious phrases came…

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Steps

1. POWERLESS – When I started working the Twelve Step program, I really didn’t know anything about the Twelve Steps. I was relieved to find that Step One appeared to be so self-explanatory. It asked me to admit that I was powerless, and that was not hard for me. I had already lost my marriage,…

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Traditions

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Religious or Not?

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Promises

1. FREEDOM – You don’t need to tell me. I know the drawings shows a fly on a window screen. I know. I drew it. But I know of no other way to tell you about my escape to freedom, unless you yourself have already experienced it for yourself. Let’s forget about the fly for…

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Metaphors

1. QUICKSAND – This needs no explanation, right? Everyone has seen it in the movies. In the typical scenario, a group is walking on a jungle path when WHOOPS the first person suddenly disappears up to their waist in a pit. The fallen victim realizes with horror that they are rapidly sinking. “Help! I have…

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