Daily Reflections

December 1

"SUGGESTED" STEPS

Our Twelfth Step also says that as a result of practicing all the Steps, we have each found something called a spiritual awakening. . . A.A.'s manner of making ready to receive this gift lies in the practice of the Twelve Steps in our program.

TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 106-07

       I remember my sponsor's answer when I told him that the Steps were "suggested." He replied that they are "suggested" in the same way that, if your were to jump out of an airplane with a parachute, it is "suggested" that you pull the ripcord to save your life. He pointed out that it was "suggested" I practice the Twelve Steps, if I wanted to save my life. So I try to remember daily that I have a whole program of recovery based on all Twelve of the "suggested" Steps.

 
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