The Promises, that are read in many A.A. Meetings can be found on page 83-84, of the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous.
THE A.A. PROMISES
If we are painstaking about this phase of our development,
we will be amazed before we are half way
through. We are going to know a new freedom and a
new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish
to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and selfpity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things
and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away.
Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear
of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. We will
intuitively know how to handle situations which used to
baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us
what we could not do for ourselves.
Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They
are being fulfilled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes
slowly. They will always materialize if we work
THE A.A. PROMISES
The primary objective of Step 12 .com -- is found on page 97 of the book Alcoholics Anonymous "Helping others is the foundation stone of your recovery" and page 89, "To be helpful is our only aim"
It can be very tempting to substitute online
meetings for real meetings. It is highly suggested, to go to real meetings where you can see -- and be seen by -- people in recovery. We need the real, live, fellowship with each other.
Many sober alcoholics -- that return to drinking,
stopped going to real live meetings -- before they took the
real, live drink -- that so often, takes their real live life.
KEEP COMING BACK!
Many of us alcoholics thought we could just stop drinking -- IF we ever got in so much trouble, or things ever got so bad -- that we really did want to quit! (Yes. The drug addicts amongst us -- felt that way, too!
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When are we ready to take the 12 Steps?
"RARELY HAVE we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves. There are such unfortunates. They are not at fault; they seem to have been born that way. They are naturally incapable of grasping and developing a manner of living which demands rigorous honesty. Their chances are less than average. There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest.
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."
~Bill W., Page 58, Big Book.