Maintaining my spiritual condition is like working
out every day, planning for the marathon, swimming laps, jogging.
It's staying in good shape spiritually, and that requires
prayer and meditation. The single most important way for me
to improve my conscious contact with a Higher Power is to
pray and meditate. I am as powerless over alcohol as I am
to turn back the waves of the sea; no human force had the
power to overcome my alcoholism. Now I am able to breathe
the air of joy, happiness and wisdom. I have the power to
love and react to events around me with the eyes of a faith
in things that are not readily apparent. My daily reprieve
means that, no matter how difficult or painful things appear
today, I can draw on the power of the program to stay liberated
from my cunning, baffling and powerful illness.