“Faced with alcoholic destruction, we became open-minded on spiritual matters. In this respect alcohol was a greater persuader. It finally beat us into a state of reasonableness.

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“We had to quit playing God. It didn’t work. We decided that hereafter, in this drama of life, God was going to be our Director. He would be the Principal; we, His agents.

“Most good ideas are simple, and this concept was the keystone of the new triumphal arch through which we passed to freedom.”

-Alcoholics Anonymous
1. Pg. 48
2. Pg. 62

Here is a talk from Bob D. about his experience to finding a new freedom.