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Published May 2012.

The Next Right Step

He got a little help from his higher power in trying to figure out what to do

I've been sober for more than two decades. Today, my wife is in a treatment center, two states south of here. The stack of books on my nightstand recently grew after I attended a family week to support my wife's recovery from depression, anxiety, and trauma. And because this week is spring break at work, my normal meeting attendance has tripled. Still, there is a sense of discomfort and unrest and that persistent question of what is the next right step. What is the next indicated step?

The morning meditation meeting began, as it always does, at 6:30, or about 15 minutes after I...

-- Keith H.

McMinnville, Oregon

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