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Courage to Change:

Legends have often told of spiritual journeys in which the hero must face great challenges before gaining treasure at the journey’s end. As the heroes of our own stories, we in Al-Anon have also embarked upon a spiritual journey one of self-discovery.

With the help of our program and the support of our fellowship, we explore our hidden motives, secrets, buried memories, and unrecognized talents. As we draw upon the wisdom of Al-Anon’s Steps, principles, and tools, we learn to overcome obstacles to personal growth, such as the effects of alcoholism and a variety of defects of character.

We are guided on this journey by a Power greater than ourselves, but the steps we take must be our own. Only by facing the darkness can we receive the treasure the light and joy of emerging released from all that has held us back.

Today’s Reminder:

Self-knowledge is the path to personal freedom. The Steps give me directions and help me to cope with anything I encounter along the way.

“The world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles… only by a spiritual journey… by which we arrive at the ground at our feet, and learn to be at home.” – Wendell Berry

From the book “Courage to Change”. Copyright Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. 1992