“Self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision, action, and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures. With it comes the development of that kind of humility that makes it possible for us to receive God’s help. Yet it is only a step. We will want to go further.
“We will want the good that is in us all, even in the worst of us, to flower and to grow. But first of all we shall want sunlight; nothing much can grow in the dark. Meditation is our step into the sun.”


“A clear light seems to fall upon us all-when we open our eyes. Since our blindness is caused by our own defects, we must first deeply realize that they are. Constructive meditation is the first requirement for each new step in our spiritual growth.”

1. Twelve and Twelve, Pg. 98
2. Letter, 1946