Now comes the biggest question yet. What about the practice of these principles in all our affairs?
I DO love AA folks above all others, in a universal love kind of way. I NEED these people in order to have anyone else in my life. In order to have a life at all. I have seen it work over time, how I can have nothing, yet everything, in common with people who seem so very different from me. The rooms, especially if I travel just a bit out of my home town, are filled with people with whom I ordinarily would not mix. I have had an awesome education in this by growing up and spending my entire adult life as an active member of AA.
And yet. I’m having a “debate” of sorts with a “friend” of Carole’s on Facebook. Someone I “know” from the rooms of AA. Someone who, at this moment, I would like to hurt.
OK then. I will now be mindfully looking for opportunities to practice these principles in all my affairs. I’m sure I do it, maybe a lot. Maybe not. Let’s see.