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Progress Not Perfection

In the 4th Edition of Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism– also known as The Big Book – there is a phrase which has captured both my interest and imagination around issues of recovery for many years: “We claim spiritual progress, not spiritual perfection.” Often …

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Progress, Not Perfection

In my twenty-seven years in recovery and throughout my time in a 12 Step group, I have been struck by the number of different axioms I have heard. Axioms like: One day at a time Fake it till you make it The program works if you work it These statements have provided me with themes …

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How Was Your Harvest?

The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny. —James Allen Late autumn has me in the garden bringing in the last of the vegetable harvest, clearing out the …

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