There is another resource available to the newly sobered, and that is prayer and meditation with a Higher Power, even if you doubt the existence of this Power. Looking around the room of a meeting tells me that there is a force at work here, one that I may not understand or accept, but it is at work in the lives of others – this is very evident when I see those who were totally destroyed by alcoholism, and who are now sober and on the path to recovery. I’ve witnessed other women who are coming into the Fellowship for the first time, they have reached their bottom and are now ready to begin the process of working the Steps. They are like little sponges – they want to soak up all they can about the Program. Learning to live life one day at a time helps to put problems into perspective, so they can be managed through willingness and perseverance.