…the principle of anonymity has an immense spiritual significance. It reminds us that we are to place principles before personalities; that we are actually to practice a genuine humility. This to the end that our great blessings may never spoil us; that we shall forever live in thankful contemplation of Him who presides over us all. ~ A.A. World Services Inc. Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition. A.A. World Services, Inc.. Kindle Edition. From Long Form Tradition 12

An immense spiritual significance.
Leaving out who we are, what we do,
just we are who you see, and the life lessons
we share. Fame and recognition
we may have found in other settings
but not in these rooms.
A country music artist
in other places, a face in the circle
in the rooms. A politician
the whole world knows by sight
but that’s set aside in Recovery.
Who you are, what you do certainly
deserves honor but in these rooms
you’re free to be a person in need
of a Power who can and will
give us the promises if we work the program…
a new freedom and a new happiness.
We will not regret the past
nor wish to shut the door on it.
We will comprehend the word serenity
and we will know peace.
Here we can life true humility
and be a part oof a life-changing fellowship!