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One Day at a Time in Al-Anon:

Al-Anon, like AA, is founded on a spiritual basis, on acknowledging our dependence on a Power greater than ourselves.The thousands of Al-Anon groups around the world have members of many faiths; our fellowship does not follow any single religious discipline.

We simply accept the idea that there is a Power which is more important than man’s own individuality. We believe we cannot thrive without reliance on a Higher Power, and that we must follow the ethical standards of behavior basic in every spiritual philosophy. We can find peace of mind and real fulfillment only through devotion to something above and beyond ourselves.

Today’s Reminder:

Understanding my relationship to God will show me that humility is an essential element of faith, and true humility will remind me to Live and Let Live. Faith in a Higher Power can also help me overcome my faults. If I believe in a Power greater than my own, it would be unreasonable for me to behave as though I were all-wise.

“I pray for guidance from my Higher Power in everything I do. I know that many of my decisions could have been more wisely made, if I had been more receptive to His guidance.”

From the book “One Day at a Time in Al-Anon”. © Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. 1973