On Step Two

The question the Big Book gives us for a beginner taking Step 2 is found on page 47:
“Do I now believe, or am I even willing to believe, that there is a Power greater than myself?”

 

For those of us who are going through the Steps more than once or who already have a belief in a Higher Power and want to have a more in-depth experience with this Step, there are two questions that may be considered when taking Step 2 (the bottom item can be found in the middle of page 53):

 

1) “Do I now believe, or am I even willing to believe, that there is a Power greater than myself that can take me beyond where I am now in every area of my life, past here, past the experience I’ve already had? Do I believe there are realms of peace, love, freedom, happiness, understanding, wisdom, areas of consciousness, existence, and power that I can’t even imagine?”

 

2) “…we had to fearlessly face the proposition that either God is everything or else He is nothing. What was our choice to be?”

You can easily see why this last question is relevant. The areas of our life that we don’t include God (where we are not loving, not honest, not dealing with reality or truth, not unselfish, not acting with integrity, etc.) inevitably become unmanageable, out of balance, emotionally and spiritually uncomfortable, and show up on our 4th Step sooner or later.