I wrote The Gateways- The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality- dynamic practices that work, to open up possibilities to people- any people- for recovering from anything, using the amazing depth practices of the 12-Steps. Since it launched in September of 2016, I have had some eye opening responses to the work.
When I was in high school, I had several passions... and none of them were acting! My speech and journalism teacher, Mr. Donohue, asked me if I had ever thought of being in a play ( to which I answered NO). He said he thought he had a perfect role for me and encouraged me to try it... and the truth is that my mother was so enthusiastic about my acting chops that she became convinced this was what I should pursue. And I was willing to do anything to get my mothers approval.
Whether you’re curious about the 12 Steps or live by them every day, you’ll enjoy this excerpt from The Gateways: Understanding the 12 Steps as Spiritual Practice
The Gateways: The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality is primarily a “how to” practice book that offers a carefully selected sampling of body/mind/spirit tools that help people develop spiritual practices that deepen their experience of recovery.
If you want to meet some of the most spiritually adept, humble, honest, wise people on the planet, make your way to an open 12-Step meeting. You’ll be amazed by the camaraderie you’ll witness among people at every stage of recovery from addiction. And they’ll make you feel welcome too. This closing was read at the end of a meeting I recently visited: