Promises of Alcoholics Anonymous

  • We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.

  • We will not regret 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.

  • We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.

  • Self-seeking will slip away.

  • Our whole attitude and outlook 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.

Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us--sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.

Taken from the Big Book pages 84 and 85

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