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How Do You Uncover a Higher Purpose?

Looking for a higher purpose is almost antithetical to the goal of a higher purpose. It is like looking for something to come find you when it has already been there all along for you to discover. Most of us walk around not understanding or knowing we have more to live for than what we…

What is a “Higher Power” in 12-Step Recovery?

Many newcomers will enter the rooms of 12-Step recovery meetings, see the word “God,” and run for the door. There is a common misconception that 12-Step recovery programs are religious in nature, and that spirituality comes from developing a dogmatic approach to the concept of a Higher Power. Many members of recovery programs do hold…