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By Phillip Z.

ISBN-10: 0585154414

ISBN-13: 9780585154411

ISBN-10: 0894867229

ISBN-13: 9780894867224

What percentage folks have felt like Phillip Z? He has a staunch trust within the Twelve Steps, but struggles with the idea that of a better energy. In A Skeptic's advisor to the 12 Steps, the writer investigates all of the Twelve Steps to realize a deeper realizing of a better energy. He examines what could appear like "unsettling" techniques to us together with surrendering one's will and lifestyles to God, and he encourages us to appreciate the non secular trip of restoration regardless of our skepticism.

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But I'm now looking in the cupboard for those crackers that go so well with tuna. Great, there are still some in the box. I take down the box and cut up the onion. Some of the chopped onion goes into the bowl with the hamburger and the rest goes into the tuna. I am suddenly overcome with anxiety. What if someone comes home and catches me eating? In my momentary panic, I quickly grab a few crackers, dip them into the tuna two and three at a time, and stuff them into my mouth. As I begin reaching for the next handful of crackers, I pass into a familiar state of altered consciousness.

As I open the refrigerator and remove a package of defrosted hamburger, my eye catches a bowl of tuna and mayonnaise on the upper shelf. As though I hadn't noticed the tuna, I close the door and take the hamburger over to the counter. But as I begin removing the wrapper and putting the meat in a bowl, my thoughts float back to that bowl of tuna fish. My wife must have made tuna for her luncheon sandwich, I think to myself. I really love tuna. It would have been great to have had a tuna sandwich for lunch.

At the end of the meeting, everyone stood in a circle and joined hands. I silently held the hands of two other people as the group recited the Lord's Prayer. I could hardly contain my discomfort. When the prayer ended, everyone shouted, "Keep coming back. " The people began hugging each other and talking wildly in small groups. I couldn't get out of the room fast enough. Quickly grabbing my jacket, I shot out the door without speaking to a soul. I sat quietly for a while in the refuge of my car.

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