I was reading the Doctor's Oppinion yesterday and noticed an interesting part where the Dr. defines much of the alcoholic's personality prior to AA as maladjusted to life, in full flight from reality, and an outright mental defective. I can't think of a lot of good ideas that can come out of these personality impairments.
In reading the chapter, "More about alcoholism" part of the reading says that in order to survive, we must be willing to let go of several lifelong conceptions, adopt spiritual principles, and become grounded in a Higher Power.
If you think about it, if we are maladjusted, not in reality, and mentally defective prior to AA, and we don't let go of our old concepts, adopt spiritual principles and get grounded in a HP, we may be in AA (coming to meetings) but we are still in the same boat as that prior to coming to AA. We really haven't changed!
And, if not ready to let go of old conceptions and adopt new principles, the day will come where alcohol will be readily available and we will not have a sufficient defense against that drink.
Just for today: stay open to a HP, pause when agitated, be willing to apply a Step or two, ask God to remove whatever defect may arise, make an amend where necessary, talk to another alcoholic and do something kind for someone else.