- We will discover our real identities by loving and accepting
- Our self-esteem will increase as we give ourselves approval on a
- Fear of authority figures and the need to "people-please" will
- Our ability to share intimacy will grow inside us.
- As we face our abandonment issues, we will be attracted by
strengths and become more tolerant of weaknesses.
- We will enjoy feeling stable, peaceful, and financially
- We will learn how to play and have fun in our lives.
- We will choose to love people who can love and be responsible for
- Healthy boundaries and limits will become easier for us to
- Fears of failures and success will leave us, as we intuitively make
- With help from our ACA support group, we will slowly release our
- Gradually, with our Higher Power's help, we learn to expect the
best and get it.
"We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will
not forget the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend
the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the
scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.
That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. We will lose
interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.
Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and out-look upon life
will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.
We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle
us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not
do for ourselves".
from the Big Book
of Alcoholics Anonymous, pp 83-84