You may have heard about our 12 Traditions written in 1952 after the initial Big Book’s publishing in 1939. Who could be surprised that the first is about Unity:
“Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon AA Unity.”
Here’s a reading from “Living the 12 Steps of Recovery – One Day at a Time – As It was in the Beginning” written to be of service to those aspiring to living the 12Step Spirituality way of life: But first a reminder: there are 6 more days left to get your FREE Amazon Prime Trial Membership and borrow the book for FREE. You can link-up and do it right now if you want at:
UNITY – Our first Tradition and no surprise its #1, for our personal recovery depends on our focus; that our common welfare comes first. United we Stand, divided we fall and the risk is illness, insanity or death.
Here is a reading from the book: “Living the 12 Steps of Recovery – One Day at a Time – As it Was in the Beginning”
Why We Avoid Controversy
We agree to remember our purpose when we become impatient and intolerant with our fellows, for anger can crumble our unity. When we feel righteous indignation, we stifle our smoldering controversies or risk the disintegration or death of our group. Working to integrate our ideas, we realize that cooperation fortifies our common cause: that of staying sober and having emotional balance.
Our disease produces behavior that sometimes shocks us. It can
come to a point at which contempt can be generated. No matter how grievous its appearance, we remember our singleness of purpose, for the alternative is surely that we drink, use drugs or return to our addictive behavior,getting ill, going mad or dying.
We are first a community. Our individuality is secondary to the
united purpose of recovery, far outweighing our individual points of
We are bonded by the First Traditionâ€™s axiom: the avoidance of