From the November 2017 magazine.

A Deeper Look

With an open mind about prayer and meditation, he went on a quest, dove into the Steps and discovered his own bit of paradise

Who knows where having an open mind can lead?

My AA story began with a spiritual experience, although I didn’t really recognize it at the time. It was November 1979. My best drinking buddy had just gone back to the Marines after a month-long party. My life was a shambles and I was taking a long walk in the park trying to figure out how to pick up the pieces again. I thought about my drinking and the consequences it had brought me. 

-- Mike S.

Whitehouse, Ohio, USA

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