From the July 2000 magazine.

Your Move

Freedom from fear


Readers tell us about their favorite passages in AA literature.

The second-to-last paragraph of Step Seven in the "Twelve and Twelve" was the wake-up call I needed as I reluctantly began my first journey through the Steps. Finally I had found, in one sentence, the sum total of my active alcoholic life: "The chief activator of our defects has been self-centered fear--primarily fear that we would lose something we already possessed or would fail to get something we demanded."

-- James G.

Warwick, Rhode Island

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