“Sometimes the biggest gain in productive energy will come from cleaning the cobwebs, dealing with old business, and clearing the desks – cutting loose debris that’s impeding forward motion.” — David Allen
The longer I am sober the more clear I can see that Bill Wilson was so advanced in his thinking. The first 164 pages of the Big Book have remained the same since they were first published. There is no doubt that these words were inspired words with insight that maybe even Bill himself did not grasp the full impact. In fact, when Bill wrote the Twelve and Twelve some 20 years later he began to slightly deviate from his suggestive method to an instructive style.
However, be that as it may, the AA program addresses the human condition. When we carry baggage as human beings we pay dearly for it. For those of us with the “Creature” we increase the chances of drinking. Recognition of our strengths and weaknesses on a daily basis, Step 10, helps us to continue to live baggage free. Last week I met a man in a business setting and we were discussing alcoholism. Long story short he has a family friend that is in AA for three years and is doing amazingly well. He said to me, “Dan I read the Book, ‘Alcoholics Anonymous’, you know it is a great book for anyone not just alcoholics!”
Everyday I am grateful to God for inspiring Bill Wilson and the many people he founded AA with, life keeps getting better and better and better! Life is good!
Go, Go, Go…