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Published May 2012.

On Awakening

When he let go of self-will and began practicing Step Three he finally felt free

The first time I did the Third Step I just wanted to get my sponsor off my back. I was still under the impression that I was in control of my thoughts, actions, and the outcome of both. It took many more failures of my self-will, and my stinking thinking, to approach this Step in earnest. I had spoken with many men whom I didn't fully trust, even though they had been willing to share their experience with me, and had asked nothing in return. Each one of them expressed that this Step was crucial if I wanted to be on a spiritual path, which I still wasn't sure I wanted to. I harbored a deep...

-- Hector G.

San Bruno, California

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