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Date: Oct. 25, 2007
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October 
25 
 
 
Principles 
Before 
Personalities



"Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our
traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before
personalities."



Twelfth Tradition




"Principles before personalities." Many of us chant these
words along with the reader whenever the Twelve Traditions
are read. The fact that these words have become a cliche of
sorts doesn't make them any less important, either in
service or in our lives. These words are an affirmation: "We
listen to our conscience and do what's right, no matter who's
involved." And that principle serves as one of the
cornerstones of recovery as well as our traditions.



What does "principles before personalities" really mean? It
means we practice honesty, humility, compassion,
tolerance, and patience with everyone, whether we like them or not.
Putting principles before personalities teaches us to treat
everyone equally. The Twelfth Step asks us to apply
principles in all our affairs; the Twelfth Tradition suggests we
apply them to our relations with everyone.



Practicing principles doesn't stop with our friends or when
we leave a meeting. It's for every day, for everyone… in
all areas of our lives.



Just for today: I will listen to my conscience and do
what's right. My focus will be on principles, not on people's
personalities.


pg. 311


Just For Today Daily Meditation is the property of
Narcotics Anonymous©


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