Some of the problems we have living the twelve steps are self-induced. If a drowning person panics and fights her rescuer, she may die. If she fights long enough and hard enough, she surely will. Maybe what we need to do is stop struggling and let someone help us out of the deep water. Maybe we should let go and float, let the tide take us toward shore. Maybe that elusive peace is already around us but we cannot feel it because of the struggle.
The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
Interpreted by the Hazelden Foundation