Love and tolerance big book
Discussion Meeting - 02/04/01 - Love and tolerance is our codeDuring nine years in AA, I have observed that those who follow the Alcoholics Anonymous program with the greatest earnestness and zeal not only maintain sobriety but often acquire finer characteristics and attitudes as well. One of these is tolerance. Tolerance expresses itself in a variety of ways: in kindness and consideration toward the man or woman who is just beginning the march along the spiritual path; in the understanding of those who perhaps have been less fortunate in education advantages; and in sympathy toward those whose religious ideas may seem to be at great variance with our own. I am reminded in this connection of the picture of a hub with its radiating spokes. We all start at the outer circumference and approach our destination by one of many routes. To say that one spoke is much better than all the other spokes is true only in the sense of its being best suited to you as an individual.
Big Book Quote-Love and Tolerance
Subscribe To Alcoholism Step Support. Big Book Quote-Love and Tolerance. When these crop up, we ask God at once to remove them. We discuss them with someone immediately and make amends quickly if we have harmed anyone. Then we resolutely turn our thoughts to someone we can help.
Learn More. From the books BB The Family Afterward , p. We do talk about each other a great deal , but we almost invariably temper such talk by a spirit of love and tolerance. BB To Employers , pp. In only a few instances has there been a lack of patience and tolerance.
Alcoholics Anonymous Page No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. 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.