12 Steps Cafeteria Style

THE two words "these principles" did not make much of an impression on me in my early days in AA. In fact, I was often told that the Twelve Steps were merely suggestions--that I was to take them "cafeteria style"--take what I wanted and disregard the rest.

I followed the course taken by many who start with reservations about the First Step; yet trying to "carry this message to alcoholics" even without "having had" any sort of chance of spirit or "spiritual awakening as the result of these steps."

Recently I have heard a number of so called old timers who seem proud...

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