October 22, 2006

Humility is the Foundation

"The attainment of greater humility is the foundation principle of each of AA's Twelve Steps. For without some degree of humility, no alcoholic can stay sober at all.

Nearly all AA's have found, too, that unless they develop much more of this precious quality than may be required just for sobriety, they still haven't much chance of becoming truly happy.

Without it, they cannot live to much useful purpose, or, in adversity, be able to summon the faith that can meet any emergency."

c.1952AAWS, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 70

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