Emotional Sobriety- Thomas Keating Meets Bill Wilson: Finding Freedom through the Contemplative Dimension of the 12 Steps

Jim M, Joelle M, JoAnn S, from St. Louis, MO and Therese W, & Dave D from Phoenix, AZ will discuss the connection Thomas Keating discovered with Bill Wilson especially as Bill struggled with depression and eventually found release. Bill asks the question "how can we, who have successfully used the steps to stay sober, find emotional sobriety in them?" The conclusion for both is to deal with the unconscious motivations for security, affection, and control. Thomas recognized the beauty of the steps and the potential to deepen their impact with a contemplative dimension.