Motivation Mondays

Step Two

Weekly Focal Point

“There is a principle which is bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance – that principle is contempt prior to investigation.”

~ Herbert Spencer ~

step 2 higher power

Twelve Step Series: Step 2

Step Two: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

Taking Step One brought us face-to-face with the truth: We were not equal to the task of changing any other human being. We needed more than our human experience and intelligence to solve the problems of living, especially living with an alcoholic, whether still drinking or not. The Second Step suggested that we were not alone with those problems if we “came to believe” that help was within our reach. The words “came to believe” meant a gradual awakening to the reality of a Higher Power in our lives. This Step brought us a glimmer of hope as we made our first timid moves towards establishing a working relationship with a “Power greater than ourselves.” We began to perceive that this Power was ready to help us whenever we were ready to accepts its guidance.

(Al-Anon’s Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions, pg. 13)

3 C’s of Al-Anon

  1. We didn’t CAUSE it
  2. We can’t CONTROL it
  3. We can’t CURE it


Considerations for the Week

  1. Have I considered the difference between my faith and a “working relationship” with my Higher Power?
  2. Where can I acknowledge with gratitude the ways in which I have grown in my life today?
  3. Does the hope of families who have come before me and found freedom, appeal to me? Am I willing to go to any lengths to obtain the same level of freedom?