And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. . . . I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.
Resentment is the "number one" offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else. From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick.
Deep down in every man, woman and child, is the fundamental idea of God. It may be obscured by calamity, by pomp, by worship of other things, but in some form or other it is there. For faith in a Power greater than ourselves, and miraculous demonstrations of that power in human lives, are facts as old as man himself.
Our human resources, as marshalled by the will, were not sufficient; they failed utterly.... Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God's will into all our activities.