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Honest, Open and Willing

The spiritual journey may start in many places, but the destination is always the same

As stated in our big book in Appendix II, open‐mindedness is one of the essentials of recovery. When I reached Step Three, the necessity of trusting in something higher and wiser than myself was explained to me. Starting out by faith in a group of new friends, my faith grew to the power behind the love of a grand fellowship, next on to the faith in a God of my understanding and finally, as I see it for now, a trust in a Higher Power of which is beyond where words could even begin to describe.

I've experienced many times of where I reach an understand of my Higher Power that is so real and joyful that my mind says "Now I've got it," but in doing so I close my mind to anymore understanding for I've just told myself that I have no more to learn. Today, for the purpose of my spiritual growth, I try not to do that, I do my best to continually keep an open mind.

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