“Someone once remarked that pain is the touchstone of spiritual progress. How heartily we AA’s can agree with him, for we know that the pains of alcoholism had to come before sobriety and emotional turmoil before serenity.” . As Bill Sees It p 3
. Pain, Pain, go away,
come again another day.
If it were only that easy.
Relieving the pain of alcoholism takes work,
following a few suggestions and most importantly
not drinking alcohol, one day at a time.
Serenity and peace of mind are the rewards for
the soul who has followed the AA path, those who have been
Honest, Open minded and Willing to go to any lengths to
“In the wake of my spiritual experience there came a vision of a society of alcoholics. If each sufferer were to carry the news of the scientific hopelessness of alcoholism to each new prospect, he might be able to lay every newcomer wide open to a transforming spiritual experience. This concept proved to be the foundation of such success as A.A. has since achieved.”
GRAPEVINE, JANUARY 1963
. Alcoholics think too much.
Most alcoholics came into AA as the smartest things on this earth,
they knew everything.
We say most alcoholics because we know that there were a number
who arrived at the AA doors totally defeated, wrung out,
and not to sure what to think.
No matter how they arrive, their thinking must be
persuaded that a Spiritual experience
will do for them what they could not do for themselves.
Today, thank your loving Higher Power for removing
the obsession and compulsion to drink alcohol and for