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Fresh and Vital

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While doing some writing about the “vital spiritual experience” described in the Big Book (Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th. ed., p. 27), I had a brand-new thought. I identified with the person being described: someone wanting very much to be free of the addiction that was making his life impossible, puzzled and despairing over why he couldn’t stop. For myself, I’d given the passage about that spiritual experience a quick nod: “I got that.” But have I got it? I’ve had powerful encounters with my Higher Power—of that I have no doubt. I have felt the love and presence of a Divine

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