Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Surrender vs compliance

Someone who has surrendered and someone who is compliant look the same.

Both are 'doing the work' in AA.

The compliant one is doing it because he thinks it's a good idea. As soon as he no longer thinks it's a good idea, he'll stop doing it, because he's still doing what he thinks is best.

The surrendered one is doing it because he no longer trusts himself but he trusts God and others and they say it's a good idea.

1 comment:

exhaustpipe said...

This resonates well with me. I was compliant with AA in 2015, thought it was wonderful, but left when I stopped thinking it wonderful. I dearly want to surrender this time as I have skated so very close to the edge recently. Will hold this in mind. Thank you.