Endigar 528 ~ I Choose Anonymity

From Yesterday’s Daily Reflections;

We are sure that humility, expressed by anonymity, is the greatest safeguard that Alcoholics Anonymous can ever have.   (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 187)

Since there are no rules in A.A. I place myself where I want to be, and so I choose anonymity. I want my God to use me, humbly, as one of His tools in this program. Sacrifice is the art of giving of myself freely, allowing humility to replace my ego. With sobriety, I suppress that urge to cry out to the world, “I am a member of A.A.” and I experience inner joy and peace. I let people see the changes in me and hope they will ask what happened to me. I place the principles of spirituality ahead of judging, fault-finding, and criticism. I want love and caring in my group, so I can grow.

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I remember when someone in a meeting observed that anonymity was an expression of humility.  I had never made the connection.  For me, it was a protection from the social stigmas that went along with admitting alcoholism.  I felt like it was something akin to the occult secrecy of witchcraft or the Masons.  I understand now that we need to be a Fellowship that carries a message and lives by certain principals.  This reality must supersede the rise of individual personalities with their tendency toward self-promotion.  Our own isolated egos are the seed of our individual and collective destruction.  Anything that will lead us to cut-off from the group is a threat, especially the spotlight of miracle-working messiahs.  The power is in the We and not the I.

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