In OA we have discovered that humility is simply an awareness of who we really are today and a willingness to become all that we can be. — The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, p. 60
How can it be we could not decide
who we were at any point of our adult lives?
How can that lack of understanding,
that absence of basic knowledge,
could have been the norm for decades, forever?
What changed us when we came into Overeaters Anonymous?
What does humility have to do with it?
Webster’s says humility is freedom
from pride or arrogance,
the quality or state of being humble.
And humble means not proud or haughty,
not arrogant or assertive,
reflecting, expressing, or offered
in a spirit of deference or submission.
So, does it ring true
that an awareness of who we really are today
and a willingness to become all that we can be.
Certainly that rings true of the difference
between who we were before OA
and who we soon become afterwards?
So is humility the same as happiness?
In my life it seems to be.
Is that true in yours?