Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of the Gamblers Anonymous programme, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
The most simple expression of humility can be considered our anonymity. As the 12 Recovery Steps deal with us on an individual basis, the 12 Steps of Unity help us deal in working with others.
The 12 Steps of Unity repeatedly ask individuals to give up personal desires for the common good. Thus, the spirit of humility, which is the basis for anonymity, prevails. Members willingly sacrifice personal identity in order to preseve the collective reputation of the Fellowship and the group.
In Gamblers Anonymous, the principles of the Fellowship are placed before personalities, without exception. With the practice of anonymity, the principles of humility is truly at work, and it is this all-encompassing quality that permeates Gamblers Anonymous life everywhere.
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