The Contemplative Dimension of the 12 Steps
By Thomas Keating
Session 7: Where Are You?
Fr. Thomas suggests that the story of Adam and Eve is the story of how we each experience the pain of separation from God. God is the one asking, “Where are you?” because it’s the circumstances of our human condition and cultural conditioning that cause the feeling of separation. The spiritual journey and the 12-Step programs offer us a process of examining where we are which is the first step towards healing the pain of separation.