Filet of Soul – Grapevine Article August 1987 by E.K.

I guess I have a soul. We’re told that everyone has one. You must have a soul, too. But I don’t know what one looks like, do you? I wonder if anyone does. Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations lists almost 400 quotes wherein great thinkers, writers, and poets discuss the human soul. Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and the BibleContinue reading “Filet of Soul – Grapevine Article August 1987 by E.K.”

Fear and the 4th Step – Grapevine Article April 2001 by Ted D.

Step 4 – Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. How often have you heard, “I know I should start on my Fourth Step, but I’m terrified!”? I know guys in the Fellowship who, when active, were flat-out reckless. But take these very same go-for-broke guys, and suggest it’s time to do aContinue reading “Fear and the 4th Step – Grapevine Article April 2001 by Ted D.”

Receiving Guidance – Twelve & Twelve Step 11 Page 104

“We discover that we do receive guidance for our lives to just about the extent that we stop making demands upon God to give it to us on order and on our terms. Almost any experienced AA will tell you how his affairs have taken remarkable and unexpected turns for the better as he triedContinue reading “Receiving Guidance – Twelve & Twelve Step 11 Page 104”

Ideas That Work – Grapevine Article by May 1981 by J.A.

A TOPIC frequently discussed at AA meetings is “surrender.” This word, when I first got sober, had a sense of “Grit your teeth and bear it.” Now, ten years later–in the light of the Third Step–it means something entirely different. The question as I see it now is: “Surrender to what?” Some years ago, myContinue reading “Ideas That Work – Grapevine Article by May 1981 by J.A.”

Tenth Step Thoughts – Grapevine Article October 1962 by C.D.A.

Would AA’s Fourth Step have changed the ending of the famous old horror story? THREE-QUARTERS of a century ago, Fanny Stevenson, frightened in the night by her husband’s cries and moans, prodded him into wakefulness. In a dawning state of consciousness he was annoyed, and not for the usually mundane reason. Robert Louis Stevenson, whoContinue reading “Tenth Step Thoughts – Grapevine Article October 1962 by C.D.A.”