I love reading William James.
I understand on the finding Higher Power. When I was new -- I was supposed to come up w/ my own concept of a Power Greater than myself, or God, and it was supposed to be of my own discovery -- not something I read in a book or that had been taught to me. At least -- that's what I thought my sponsor suggested that I do.
So, what did I do? I headed down to China Town, in Los Angeles, bought me some little Budha like things, some wind-chimes, incense, and some old-translated-into English Chinese books on meditation. I figured since those people had been into spiritual stuff for so long -- they would have a better edge on it. LOLk.
Guess what? I was reading a book! LOL. Tell me to turn right -- and for sure I'll turn left. Tell me not to turn left and for sure I'll turn left.
I eventually got something I could work with. Not sure how many books it might be in or maybe it's not in any of them. All I know is: It's mine.
I can live with it. I understand why I believe it. And, it works for me. It might not work for anyone else -- but, they're supposed to have their own, anyway. They don't need to be messing w/ mine.