I know now that what is involved in taking the AA program entire, as the early AA’s gave it to us, is not the prospect of turning into some sort of repulsive goody-goody.
It’s the threat of being truly alive, aware, and even ecstatic. I’m coming to believe that if do not accept all of what this program offers, but instead walk away from it as somehow more than I bargained for,
I might get drunk. In other words, if I do not take AA’s Twelve Steps seriously, I cannot expect to be “on the program.”
– Came To Believe . . ., p. 118
Thought to Ponder . . .
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.