"WE REALIZE WE KNOW ONLY A LITTLE..." ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
We are people who have experienced the fruits of "living the program;" having the Steps, as way of life. We wholeheartedly acknowledge and accept the principles of Honesty, Open-mindedness, and Willingness. However, we have seen the need in our lives to go deeper, to search farther. We felt alone, and afraid to tell anyone. After all, wasn’t the miracle that the Program brought, enough.
If the steps have led us to transformation in one aspect ...or many aspects of our lives. Then how about the foundation!
1) We admitted that by ourselves we were powerless over the constructs of our minds 2) Came to believe that this Power Greater Than Ourselves could restore us to sanity 3) Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of this Power Greater Than And Including Ourselves 4) Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves 5) Admitted to God , to ourselves and to another human being the exact error in our thinking 6) Were entirely ready to be free of these errors in our thinking 7) Humbly relied on this Power to remove our shortcomings 8) Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all 9) Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others 10) Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it 11) Sought through prayer and meditation to improve out conscious contact with that Power Greater Than And Including Ourselves 12) Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we practiced these principles in all of our affairs and stood ready to carry this message