Monday, August 24, 2009

Tradition Eight.

"Al-Anon Twelfth Step work should remain forever non-professional, but our service centres may employ special workers."

This Tradition embodies one of the most powerful precepts of 12-Step - that we are all equals. Inside the meeting rooms, all the ordinary means by which we categorise ourselves and others are set aside, so that we may flourish in a positive and accepting atmosphere.

If we were ever to allow Twelve Step work to be done by professionals, it would very quickly lose the immediacy and strength it has when done from love of ourselves and our fellow human beings.

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