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Willing Release

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In the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous it says, “No man, we saw, could believe in God and defy Him, too. Belief meant reliance, not defiance” (p. 31). This is interesting because it clarifies the difference between understanding the concept of a higher power, and actually believing in a higher power. To truly believe is to accept that my Higher Power’s will is absolute. I cannot ask my heart to beat or stop beating—my Higher Power makes sure it does. I have fallen down in the past when I was not willing to totally accept my Higher

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