The promises are from pages 83-84 of the
Big Book and cover the
promises of what will happen when we diligently work the steps of
the 12 step program. Note that these promises from the Big Book come in the context
of working Step 9, the step of making amends.
"If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we
will be amazed before we are half way through ..." (i.e., referencing
the step 9 described in the previous paragraph of the
We are going to know a new freedom and a new
We will not regret the past nor wish to shut
the door on it.
We will comprehend the word serenity.
We will know peace.
No matter how far down the scale we have gone,
we will see how our experience can benefit others.
That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will
We will lose interest in selfish things and
gain interest in our fellows.
Self-seeking will slip away.
Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will
Fear of people and of economic insecurity will
We will intuitively know how to handle
situations which used to baffle us.
We will suddenly realize that God is doing for
us what we could not do for ourselves.