“We have learned that it is okay to not know all the answers, for then we are teachable and can learn to live our new life successfully.”Basic Text, p. 93
In a way, addiction is a great teacher. And if addiction teaches us nothing else, it will teach us humility. We hear it said that it took our very best thinking to get to NA. Now that we’re here, we’re here to learn.
The NA Fellowship is a wonderful learning environment for the recovering addict. We aren’t made to feel stupid at meetings. Instead, we find others who’ve been exactly where we’ve been and who’ve found a way out. All we have to do is admit that we don’t have all the answers, then listen as others share what’s worked for them.
As recovering addicts and as human beings, we have much to learn. Other addicts- and other humans-have much to teach us about what works and what doesn’t. As long as we remain teachable, we can take advantage of the experience of others.
Just for today: I will admit that I don’t have all the answers. I will look and listen to the experience of others for the answers I need.