The 12 Promises Of 12 Steps Of The PA-A:

The promises are from pages 83-84 of the Big Book and cover the promises of what will happen when we diligently work the steps of the 12 step program. Note that these promises from the Big Book come in the context of working Step 9, the step of making amends.

“If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through …” (i.e., referencing the step 9 described in the previous paragraph of the Big Book)

Promise 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.

Promise 5
No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others.

Promise 6
That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.

Promise 7
We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.

Promise 8
Self-seeking will slip away.

Promise 9
Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.

Promise 10
Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.

Promise 11
We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.

Promise 12
We will suddenly realize that OUR HIGHER POWER is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.

The 12 Promises Of 12 Steps Of The PA-A

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