When I stopped trying to analyze and explain everything and started living the principles, actually using them in my everyday situations, the Al-Anon program suddenly made sense—and I started to change. ~ Family Groups, Al-Anon. Courage to Change—One Day at a Time in Al‑Anon II (Kindle Locations 3660-3662). Al-Anon Family Groups.
Overeaters Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the OA name ought never be drawn into public controversy. ~ Tenth Tradition.
Whether the Tenth Tradition is A.A.’s, N.A.’s, Al-Anon’s
G.A.’s or O.A.’s, the unity of the program is paramount.
Outside issues could sink the ship. Certainly today
individuals in any group disagree in many areas,
politics, social policies, the significance of current events,
the football team to support! But the truth inherent
in Tradition Ten prevents the disharmony. This understanding
should prevail in society. Each person may believe
as they see fit. When it’s proper to make that public
they still deserve respect and have the right
to receive it in return. But respect and civility
make it possible for each person to clean their street
and allow others their own street to maintain.
Let there be peace on earth,
and let it begin with me!