Author: Herb K.

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
herbk12@hotmail.com
www.herbk.com

A Meditation

Freedom requires forgiveness:
Forgiveness is our release of others;
Forgiveness is our release of ourselves.

Forgiveness in turn requires repentance:

Repentance happens by naming of our character defects through inventory and the changing of our behavior through amends.

Repentance requires power because we’re powerless:
Powerless to see;
Powerless to change.

Access to power requires prayer;

Prayer is a decision:
• to believe in,
• to surrender to,
• and to live in,
The presence of God.

In that Presence let us live this day!


Herb K. was given the gift of freedom from alcohol February 21, 1984. As a result of the application of the Twelve Steps as contained precisely in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, he experienced a profound spiritual awakening in 1988. Since then he has been very involved in carrying the message of recovery through presentations, facilitating workshops, and leading retreats.

He has authored three books to help people access the instructions and confirm the actual process contained in the Big Book for experiencing a spiritual awakening: Practicing the Here and Now: Being Intentional with Step 11 (2017), Twelve-Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book (2004) and Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening: Enlightenment for Everyone (2010). His books are available on Amazon and other locations.