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Daily reflections - DECEMBER 30

Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities. ALCOHOLIC ANONYMOUS, p. 564

Tradition Twelve became important early in my sobriety and, along with the Twelve Steps, it continues to be a must in   my  recovery.   I  became   aware  after   I  joined  the Fellowship that I had personality problems, so that when I first heard it, the Tradition's message was very clear: there exists an immediate way for me to face, with others, my alcoholism  and  attendant  anger,  defensiveness, offensiveness. I saw Tradition Twelve as being a great ego- deflator;  it  relieved  my anger  and gave  me a  chance  to utilize the principles of the program. All of the Steps, and this particular Tradition, have guided me over decades of continuous sobriety. I am grateful to those who were here when I needed them.