Spirit Recovery is a process that becomes a practice and finally settles into a way of life--being in your truth. It is a way of burrowing down through the misidentifications we have taken on to find real self. It’s an archeological dig to the core of our being.
To practice compassion attentiveness is to be compassionate.
That transformation in one moment in time, from being self-absorbed due to painful addiction to becoming outwardly compassionate, is a first and powerful step to recovery. The many moments that follow are many opportunities for small changes that can have a profound impact on experience, thought, and even personality. Each moment and each experience are networked with thousands of thoughts and feelings. When compassion begins to rise in the ravines of the soul, the power to create beautiful, compassionate experiences is boundless. The exponential effect of acting compassionately then overflows... filling up the lives of family, friends and others in our lives.
Step12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others suffering from addiction and to practice these principles in all our affairs. (AA, 2001)