Definition of Beginning:
The point in time or space at which something begins.

Synonyms of Beginning:
dawn, inception, genesis, emergence, launch, outset, unfolding, developing, debut, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click the external link for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.


If the newcomer is willing to disclaim that he himself is God. That’s all the start he needs. If, following this achievement, he will relax and practice as many of the Steps as he can, he is sure to grow spiritually.” –As Bill Sees It | More… (p.191)

Sometimes it’s really hard to get going. We begin with whatever tasks we have ahead of us. Each tiny bit of progress helps us go on to the next part.

That’s all we have to do. The rest will follow almost on its own.
The trick is to begin. –Today’s Gift 15/12 | More…

Even the newest of newcomers find undreamed rewards as he tries to help his brother alcoholic, the one who is even blinder than he. His own character may still be gravely defective, but he somehow knows that God has enabled him to make a mighty beginning. –As Bill Sees It | More… (p.298)



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