Some paradoxes in the AA way of life
By not hiding my defects, I find them hidden,and by revealing my faults, I see them dissolved.
In losing face, I get grace,and the way up is down.
In making amends, I am amended,and in dispensing right, right comes to me.
By giving it away, I keep it,and in not possessing it, it is mine to keep.
By thinking well of others, I think well of myself,and in serving others, I am served.
In powerlessness, Power comes,and through weakness, strength.
By dependence, independence grows,and in believing as a child, I grow up.
By releasing my life and will, I am released,and by losing my life, I save it.
By giving up, I am lifted up,and by letting go, I let God come.
By not justifying myself, I am justified,and by admission, I am admitted.