Originally Posted by firestorm090
If I could've stopped drinking with self-determination alone, I wouldn't be here asking for help.
I agree. If I could stay sober with self-determination I would have succeeded at least once in the first thousand times I tried to quit on my own.
I do agree that self-knowledge has something to do with recovery, but it is the kind of self-knowledge that comes from surrender and humility - not self-determination.
"To thy self be true" means learning what our hidden motives are and what our delusions are blocking us from.
"Guess what? I got a fever, and the only prescription is more Taobell!"
- All Big Book quotes are from first Edition -