Our sobriety depends on the maintenance of our spiritual
condition. The powerlessness over our addictions that nearly
destroyed us will return if we do not work on maintaining our
contact with a Higher Power. In Step 11, we carry that goal
further: we seek to improve the conscious contact with God
that we have established in the previous Steps.
Prayer and meditation are our principal means of conscious
contact with God. There is a direct linkage among
self-examination, meditation, and prayer. We have found that
a life of self reflection, Step 10, along with prayer and
meditation, Step 11, can give us peace of mind which can stand firm
in the face of difficult circumstances. Alcohol is no longer
necessary, even in the most difficult of circumstances.
What is the difference between
prayer and meditation to you? What can you do to add more prayer
and meditation to you daily life? How do you meditate? How do you
pray? How do you improve your conscious contact with
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