Endigar 323 ~ Or Else

“After a while we had to face the fact that we must find a spiritual basis of life – or else.” ~ Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, Chapter 4, We Agnostics, (page 44 – in my book).

“Lack of power, that was our dilemma.  We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves.” ~ Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, Chapter 4, We Agnostics, (page 45).

The Or Else manifestations (Also known as the Bedevilments of this Disease – page 52)

~ We were having trouble with personal relationships

~ We couldn’t control our emotional natures

~ We were a prey to misery and depression

~ We couldn’t make a living

~ We had a feeling of uselessness

~ We were full of fear

~ We were unhappy

~ We couldn’t seem to be of real help to other people

Thus, a spiritually based life would be the inverse?

~ We were able to overcome trouble with personal relationships

~ We can control our emotional natures

~ We are not a prey to misery and depression

~ We can make a living

~ We have a feeling of uselfulness

~ We are full of courage

~ We are not unhappy (possibly even …happy)

~ We are of real help to other people

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