Being convinced that this could bring us to a please of peace, joy, contentment, and purpose- the third step is at your doorstep.
If you are not convinced- there is more pain to be had by our attempts as humans to control people, places, and institutions that we have proven to ourselves we cannot. We should expect to scuff our knees, trip over our ‘old ways’, walk into brick walls, and the like. These stumbles carry opportunity. Opportunity for real, sustained, spiritual health and growth. The pinnacle being the ability to assist in another’s awakening and be ‘of maximum service to GOD and our fellows’.
What kind of commitment am I making?
I am committing to maintaining my spiritual condition today only. I, as a willful human, can make the same decision tomorrow if I so choose. Hopefully, I will be encouraged by aligning my actions with the principles I have taken in these steps thus far: honesty, hope, and faith. This is, and always will be, the beginning. I have the opportunity TODAY to align my Will with the god of my understanding. Humanity, love, and harmony are the polar opposite to discord, both internal and external. One must begin the practice of identifying the will of their Higher Power in their lives currently while beginning to become aware and evermore aware of the corrosive strife of one’s being and how it manifests itself in our thoughts and actions.
Write down your beliefs of how you align yourself: past, present, and future. Share them with a spiritual advisor, take the steps with one you trust and has experience in the past and present; it’s indispensable!!!!
This is a leap of faith- but one that is documented time and time again for it’s transformative powers. To alter one’s existence profoundly. To make one unrecognizable in the eyes of their friends and foes. Willingness, honesty, and open-mindedness are indispensable also- so bring them along for the ride.
‘God, I offer myself to thee, to build with me and to do with me as thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, so that I can better do thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help: of thy power, thy love, and thy way of life. May I do thy will always.’