Thursday, 23 November 2017

AS BILL SEES IT #essentialsofrecovery


Three Choices


The immediate object of our quest is sobriety — freedom from alcohol and from all its baleful consequences. Without this freedom, we have nothing at all.

Paradoxically, though, we can achieve no liberation from the alcohol obsession until we become willing to deal with those character defects which have landed us in that helpless condition. In this freedom quest, we are always given three choices.

A rebellious refusal to work upon our glaring defects can be an almost certain ticket to destruction. Or, perhaps for a time, we can stay sober with a minimum of self-improvement and settle ourselves into a comfortable but often dangerous mediocrity. Or, finally, we can continuously try hard for those sterling qualities that can add up to fineness of spirit and action — true and lasting freedom under God.

~ GRAPEVINE, NOVEMBER 1960 ~

© 1967 by Alcoholics Anonymous ® World Services, Inc 
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