As we have seen, self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision, action and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures. It is a step in the development of that kind of humility that makes it possible to us to receive God’s help. Yet it is only a step. We will want to go further.
It’s interesting to me to think about what life would be like without the influence of AA. In every situation for as long as I can remember, I have always had to contemplate what is wrong with me that this situation is troubling me. At the very least I know that my trouble is not accepting what has come my way, although nothing unique comes my way. The things that happen to me happen to everyone.