His admission is the beginning of humility—at least the newcomer is willing to disclaim that he himself is God. That’s all the start he needs. If, following this achievement, he will relax and practice as many of the Steps as he can, he is sure to grow spiritually. ~ AA World Services Inc. As Bill Sees It. A.A. World Services, Inc. Kindle Edition.
Start with knowing you’re powerless,
that you’re not in control, that you can’t run things.
Start by disclaiming you’re God, that’s the requisite move.
Relax. Stick around. Listen to others,
try anything you hear, borrow from what has worked
for your friends. Do what you can.
Listen as you grow, open your heart,
and grow spiritually.
Welcome to Recovery! Welcome home!