We all have heard the ancient saying that a house divided cannot stand. I see this happening throughout the world today; division seems to be a preferred way of life, though it seldom brings desired results. In OA, we seek unity. Unity does not mean conformity. Through practicing the concept of unity, I have learned patience and openness; differences among us do not mean right and wrong, but only that one person prefers one solution over another. Imagine—two or more solutions to problems. Unity also means acceptance, though I have to keep in mind that my acceptance may not mean

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