Thirst Quenching

His craving for alcohol was the equivalent, on a low level, of the spiritual thirst of our being for wholeness, expressed in medieval language: the union with God. – Carl Jung, in a letter to Bill Wilson, 1961 I am not a religious person. Doesn’t mean I am anti-religion.  I have just never taken to…

Off the Hook

When we come into the rooms of AA, and pick up that desire chip, and start to understand Step 1, it’s nice to know that we are off the hook.  We no longer have to run our life – it’s out of our hands.  We’re off the hook to manage and control others and situations….

In Three Words

Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable Admit – Confess to be true or to be the case, typically with reluctance. Accept –  To regard as true; believe in Concede – Admit that something is true or valid after first denying or resisting it. Step 1 for me is as…