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…

Hope Is What I Needed

This is a piece I wrote about Step 2 for my old treatment center, Renascent.  It came out today in their weekly e-newsletter. Thanks for reading! I lie in bed, staring at the imaginary blue worms on the walls and listening to what sounds like a ball game on a distant television.  Three sleepless nights…

Came to Believe…

Step 2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity I haven’t thought of this step in a while, as I am in my first round of the steps.  But I was at a meeting the other day and we read this.  Now, normally I would skip the roundabout…