December 27, 2005

We Surrender to Win

Such is the paradox of AA regeneration: strength arising out of complete defeat and weakness, the loss of one's old life as a condition for finding a new one. But we of AA do not have to understand that paradox; we have only to be grateful for it.
Bill W.

c. 1957, 1985AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, p. 46

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