AMAZING! Oprah recently did a show about “Why anyone can benefit from the 12 Steps”
So many times, I have heard people in meetings say that “the normies need to work the steps!” or something like “my mom needs to work the steps even though she isn’t an addict”. This concept is absolutely true and anyone can benefit from working the steps.
WHY? Simple; spirituality is for everyone. Finding and nurturing a relationship with a Higher Power is the natural thing for any human to do because we all are facing sure-death. We will all die, one way or another. Addiction is not the only thing that threatens the existence of humanity. Aging and disease happen all the time and the only one who can get us out of death is a Higher Power. I will not prattle on…check out this awesome episode of Opera yourself.
Legendary songwriter Paul Williams, who is a recovering addict, and screenwriter Tracey Jackson, who has not battled drug or alcohol addiction, say in their new book, Gratitude and Trust, that everyone can benefit from the steps found in recovery programs. “We’re all addicted to something,” Tracey says. “We’re all stuck somewhere in patterns.”
Tracey says the principles in recovery programs are lessons we can all learn. “Everyone should just take one round of recovery to learn rigorous honesty, to learn how to say I’m sorry, to learn how to own their faults. And I think that we all have things.”