Embracing Humility and Selflessness: Delving into the Sixth Tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous

Hey amigos, it’s Carlos, your go-to guy for all things sobriety and self-discovery. Today, let’s delve into the heart of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and explore the profound wisdom encapsulated in the Sixth Tradition. So, grab a seat, grab a coffee, and let’s dive in.

The Sixth Tradition reads as follows: “An AA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the AA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.” Now, that might sound like a mouthful, but trust me, it’s packed with powerful insights.

At its core, the Sixth Tradition is all about humility and selflessness. It reminds us that our primary purpose as members of AA is to carry the message of recovery, plain and simple. No ulterior motives, no hidden agendas—just a shared commitment to helping those who still suffer find their way to sobriety.

But here’s the kicker: in order to stay true to our primary purpose, we’ve got to stay humble and grounded. That means resisting the temptation to let money, property, or prestige get in the way of our mission. It means putting the needs of others before our own desires, and staying focused on what truly matters.

For me, the Sixth Tradition is a powerful reminder of the importance of staying true to our principles, even in the face of temptation. It’s about recognizing that our primary purpose isn’t about building empires or chasing fame—it’s about making a difference in the lives of others.

So, next time you find yourself tempted to stray from the path of humility and selflessness, just remember the words of the Sixth Tradition. Let’s stay true to our primary purpose, stay humble, and keep carrying the message of hope to all those who still suffer. Together, we can make a difference.