"Whenever anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of AA
to always be there. And for that, I am responsible."
From another perspective: "the hand of AA" .... I'm not the hand of AA... I'm just a little bit of the dirt attached underneath the finger nails of the AA hand! A worker among workers.
"If" I could be responsible for ALL ... I and we wouldn't need anyone but me!
All-or-Nothing Thinking was my thinking that kept me in trouble... Kept me swimming up-stream... when it was best for me to be a floater in the middle.
The only race I ever needed to win... was the race against the other swimmers... to reach my momma's egg...
That made me a born winner and I didn't even know it.
I kept trying to compete and win the race of Life... after I had already won the only race in life that would ever really count for me.
One of my dependencies was: I thought I had to be ALL things to ALL people ALL the time.... I had to be the fastest, the firstest, the highest, the lowest... I had to have ALL the answers because I thought I had to have ALL the answers... for ALL the people... and guess what???
My life was unmanageable!!! I couldn't even manage to be of much use to myself... even though I just had to save ALL the others!!!
Of myself I can do nothing... It is the He that is within me that doeth the work... and is the ALL to the ALL.... and I ain't He and He ain't me. I'm just a little piece of the hose... and hopefully, I'll be included in passing on the flow of His water.