A Deeper Wisdom: The 12 Steps from a Woman's Perspective (Paperback)
Whether or not you have ever set foot in a recovery meeting is irrelevant-A Deeper Wisdom is for all women. We have all lost our way at times. We have all wrestled with habits of thought and behavior that troubled and challenged us. We have all written self-improvement lists and committed to diet regimens recognizing that some of our habits did not support the life we wanted.
A Deeper Wisdom is a powerful woman-affirming life-practice for all of us. It is based on the belief in our original goodness and in the healing capacity of self-love and self-trust. Each step affirms our natural impulse toward wholeness, transforming self-criticism into self-compassion and the suffering that fuels habit-energy into joy.
The 12 Steps introduced in this book were written from an inner perspective, recognizing that life is lived from the inside out and that the most essential aspect of our human journey is an inward one. Instead of looking to another god or higher power outside of our lives for salvation, we return home to ourselves and accept the responsibility for waking up and becoming aware of our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, lives, and relationships.
A Deeper Wisdom's version of the 12 Steps invites us to descend-to look deep within to reclaim forgotten aspects of ourselves. As we descend, we notice an unmistakable design flowing from the depths of us. We notice that this flow of deep wisdom was faithful even in the midst of difficulties and apparent detours from what was healthy and good.
The journey home to ourselves begins with a deep breath and the courageous vulnerability of acknowledging that we have lost our way and need guidance to find our way home. On the journey home, we are restored to peace, sanity, and a loving relationship with ourselves.