When I become willing to accept my own powerlessness, I began
to realize that blaming myself for all the trouble in my life
can be an ego trip back into hopelessness. Asking for help
and listening deeply to the messages inherent in the Steps
and Traditions of the program make it possible to change those
attitudes which delay my recovery. Before joining A.A., I
had such a desire for approval from people in powerful positions
that I was willing to sacrifice myself, and others, to gain
a foothold in the world. I invariably came to grief.
In the program I find true friends who love, understand, and
care to help me learn the truth about myself. With the
help of the Twelve Steps, I am able to build a better life,
free of guilt and the need for self-justification.