Tuesday, 11 June 2019

As Bill Sees It #essentialsofrecovery

“Let’s Keep It Simple”, p. 162

We need to distinguish sharply between spiritual simplicity and functional simplicity.”

“When we say that A.A. advocates no theological proposition except God as we understand Him, we greatly simplify A.A. life by avoiding conflict and exclusiveness.

“But when we get into questions of action by groups, by areas, and by A.A. as a whole, we find that we must to some extent organize to carry the message–or else face chaos. And chaos is not simplicity.”


I learned that the temporary or seeming good can often be the deadly enemy of the permanent best. When it comes to survival for A.A., nothing short of our best will be good enough.

1. Letter, 1966

2. A.A. Comes Of Age, p. 294 
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