When I first read our Twelve Concepts, I was confused. I ignored them for a long time. Then I started going to a monthly AA meeting on the Concepts. I began to see ways that I could apply the Concepts to my own recovery, to my home group and to local AA. I also started seeing links between the Concepts and my own experience with the Steps and Traditions. These links helped because I seem to understand ideas better when I can make a personal connection with them.