Home Steps Simplicity and Beauty

Simplicity and Beauty

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Before program, I dealt with work, family, and friendship challenges through power and manipulation. Tradition Two taught me another way. It suggests we serve and let HP govern. When faced with a difficulty in an OA group, Tradition Two gives me step-by-step instructions: (1) ask for guidance from HP; (2) discuss the issue carefully; (3) vote; (4) trust HP’s will. This is much simpler than manipulation. Plus, I can feel good about myself and let go. Recently, I went to my home group and shared that I was beginning to feel resentful because the same core group of members were

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