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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, openā€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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