What AA Says About Acceptance?

What are the AA promises?

The Promises of AA’s Big BookPromise 1: We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.Promise 2: We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.Promise 3: We will comprehend the word serenity.Promise 4: We will know peace.More items…•.

What is the AA mantra?

Audio Version. God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. Our Fellowship’s Serenity Prayer can be recited either in the first (I, me) or third (us, we) person.

What does acceptance mean in AA?

Acceptance and Coping with Alcoholism. Acceptance is one of the most difficult but important things to understand in order to achieve long lasting recovery from alcoholism. This means learning to relinquish your control, realize your limitations, and face reality.

What step is acceptance in AA?

Twelve Steps We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

Why acceptance is important in recovery?

You’ll no longer be agonizing over the mistakes you made, the people you hurt, and the so-called failures that you feel were caused by your addiction. With acceptance, you can forgive yourself for these concerns and heal your heart.

What are the Four Horsemen of AA?

Momentarily we did—then would come oblivion and the awful awakening to face the hideous Four Horsemen—Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration, Despair.

What is the AA acceptance prayer?

It is commonly quoted as: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

What does acceptance mean?

the act of taking or receiving something offered. favorable reception; approval; favor. the act of assenting or believing: acceptance of a theory. the fact or state of being accepted or acceptable.

What is the motto of AA?

The Significance of the Serenity Prayer in 12-Step Recovery. To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.