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Language of Letting Go - Feb. 1 - Step 2

Old 02-01-2009, 04:45 AM
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Language of Letting Go - Feb. 1 - Step 2

You are reading from the book The Language of Letting Go

Step Two


Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
-- Step Two of Al-Anon


We come to believe in a better life through the powerful gift of other people - hearing them, seeing them, and watching the gift of recovery at work in their lives.

There is a Power greater than us. There is real hope now that things can and will be different and better for our life and us.

We are not in a "do it ourselves" program. We do not have to exert willpower to change. We do not have to force our recovery to happen. We do not have to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps just so we believe that there is a Power greater than ourselves - one who will get the job done in our life. This Power will do for us what your greatest and most diligent efforts could not accomplish.

Our Higher Power will restore us to a sane and beneficial life. All we do is believe.

Look. Watch. See the people around you. See the healing they have found. Then discover your own faith, your own belief, your own healing.

Today, regardless of my circumstances, I will believe to the best of my ability that a Power greater than myself can and will restore me to a peaceful, sane way of living. Then I will relax and let Him do that.

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie 1990, Hazelden Foundation.
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Look. Watch. See the people around you. See the healing they have found. Then discover your own faith, your own belief, your own healing.
I remember noticing "something" at my very first meeting, "something" that other people there had, people who had been through worse than I had and who appeared calm, at peace and happy.

I didn't know what it was, but I knew that I wanted what they had. I was told that if I just listen and do what has worked for them, that I too could find this inner peace called serenity.

"Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity".

I began to believe, I traveled in faith, even blind faith some days but faith nonetheless. I knew that MY way didn't work, I had nothing to lose because I had already lost my self and my soul, so I just believed what I saw and what they told me.

This was the beginning of my new life, the life that is worth living, and I will always be grateful for those who showed me the light.

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