The Original Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Manuscript Promises

The Original Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book Manuscript Promises

“I woke up. This had to be stopped. I saw I could not take so much as one drink. I was through forever. Before then, I had written lots of sweet promises, but my wife happily observed that this time I meant business. And so I did. Shortly afterward I came home drunk.”

Alcoholics Anonymous pg. 5


These Are The Promises


1.  You are going to know a new freedom and happiness.

2. You will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.

3. You will comprehend the word serenity and know peace.

4. No matter how far down the scale you have gone, you will see how your experience can benefit others.

5. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. You will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in your fellows.

6. Self-seeking will slip away.

7. Your whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.

8. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave you.

9. You will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle you.

10. You will suddenly realize that God is doing for you what you could not do for yourself.

11. You say these are extravagant promises. They are not. They are being fulfilled among us–sometimes quickly…sometimes slowly.

12. They will materialize if you work for them.

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