Recognize that we are spiritual beings and decide to turn our lives over to “that which is greater than self” referred to in these steps as “The Divine.”
As in Step One, Step Three calls for another form of recognition. This recognition involves the realization that we are more than flesh and blood—that the essence of what we are has to do with our spirits and not our bodies.
By claiming we are spiritual beings, we come to grips with life and death. If we are only flesh and blood, then it seems we would be amiss not to go for all the fun and excitement this life has to offer no matter what the consequences might be to others. As long as we are happy, why should we care what happens to others? But, if we believe there is more to our lives then eating, sleeping, and dying, then we must come to terms with what that might look like, and how we might best make the transition from this world to the next.
Step Three recognizes there is more to life; and with this simple assertion comes the responsibility to find a path that leads Home. What better way is there to find that path than to turn our lives over to that which is greater than self? We are spiritual beings, and so we look to The Divine Being to guide our paths.
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