. . . what comes to us alone may be garbled by our own rationalization and wishful thinking. The bene fit of talking to another person is that we can get his direct comment and counsel on our situation. . . .
I cannot count the times when I have been angry and frustrated and said to myself, “I can’t see the forest for the trees!” I finally realized that what I needed when I was in such pain was someone who could guide me in separating the forest and the trees; who could suggest a better path to follow; who could assist me in putting out fires; and help me avoid the rocks and pitfalls.
I ask God, when I’m in the forest, to give me the courage to call upon a member of A.A.