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Raising the bottom

September 27, 2015

Why all this insistence that every A.A. must hit bottom first?  The answer is that few people will sincerely try to practice the A.A. program unless they have hit bottom.  For practicing A.A.’s remaining eleven Steps means the adoption of attitudes and actions that almost no alcoholic who is still drinking can dream of taking.  Who wishes to be rigorously honest and tolerant? Who wants to confess his faults to another and make restitution for harm done?  Who cares anything about a Higher Power, let alone meditation and prayer?  Who wants to sacrifice time and energy in trying to carry A.A.’s message to the next sufferer?  No, the average alcoholic, self-centered in the extreme, doesn’t care for this prospect – unless he has to do these things in order to stay alive himself.  “Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions,” pg 24

Application for the week:

If you raise your bottom, what is your new bottom?newplaymate1_preview

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