In Step Two we saw that since we could not restore ourselves to sanity, some Higher Power must necessarily do so if we were to survive.
I was listening to part of the Big Book today, and I was struck by the number of times “hopeless” was used. The concept seems to simple. I could not restore myself to sanity. I see it in the people I know who struggle time after time and year after year. The proposition of if we were to survive was very iffy indeed for me when I was drinking and I would not have survived much longer, I’m sure of it.
I didn’t think at that point that a Higher Power could or would restore me. I gave up hoping for that. And by that surrender I was able to start building a real life where there was no war going on anymore.