From the October 1971 magazine.

12th Step

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

This series on the Twelve Steps is written by twelve members of AA, each interpreting one of the Steps as he sees it.

FOR THIS ARTICLE, my AA library remains untouched. It would be an easy matter to refresh my mind with the writings of other members, to freshly assimilate their thoughts and present a rich pudding packed with stolen plums. That's called research. But the Twelfth Step is too important a part of my life for me to let this article contain any thoughts except my own. That means, of course, that it will carry the thoughts of others, but only those thoughts and ideas that have become a part of me and my way of sobriety.

-- W. S. R.

South Norwalk, Connecticut

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