Many of us also struggle with the words “power greater than ourselves,” interpreting that language to mean “God” or “organized religion.” However, this is not what that phrase means. Instead, these words typically refer to a mix of things like 12-step recovery groups, supportive friends and family, therapists, therapy groups, etc. For some of us, God and religion enter the mix; for others, not so much.
Ultimately, the definition of “power greater than ourselves” depends as much on our personal belief system as anything else. So this step is less about God/religion and more about admitting that help is needed. Step 2 is a realization and an admission that we cannot establish lasting sobriety and recovery on our own. We need help.
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
The easiest way to work step 2 is to actually begin accepting help. Sometimes this starts with a sponsor when that person offers to help you work through the steps.
Tonight, we talk about Step 2
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