"Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could
restore us to sanity."
is a spiritual program. We believe that we cannot restore ourselves
but must be restored by divine intervention. In other words, we
cannot recover by ourselves, we need help. This help comes in
the form of some higher power, whether that be a deity or the
energy of the group. This step is about hope. It follows the very
painful admission that we [by ourselves] are powerless. So be
hopeful. Whether you pray to God or reach out to others, don't
try to get better in isolation. Reach out and have faith that
your distorted thinking and behavior will be transformed into
a healthy way of thinking and behaving.
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