Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now. If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it—then you are ready to take certain steps. At some of these we balked; thought we could find an easier, softer way. But we could not. With all the earnestness at our command, we beg of you to be fearless and thorough from the very start. Some of us have tried to hold on to our old ideas and the result was nil until we let go absolutely. ~Anonymous. Alcoholics Anonymous: the “Big Book” (The key text of Alcoholics Anonymous) . ignacio hills press (TM) IgnacioHillsPress.com and e-Pulp Adventures (TM). Kindle Edition.
How easy is Recovery?
Most longtime members
of a twelve-Step group
would tell you it’s really easy.
Many newcomers would disagree.
But when we’ve finally really start,
convinced it’s the only logical path.
when we finally see and understand
with all the earnestness at our command,
we beg knowing, willingly choose
to be fearless and thorough from the very start.
We stop trying to hold on to our old ideas
and the result is nil until we let go absolutely
and do as the long-timers have done
and find joy in letting go absolutely!