For me, balance means organizing my thoughts and actions around the idea that I am here to serve the greater good. … I do sincerely and firmly believe (as stated on page 77 in AA’s “Big Book,” Alcoholics Anonymous) that, “Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God and the people about us.” To me, service to God means service to the ideals of truth, justice, fairness, and equality for all; service to EDA; and carrying the message of recovery. My belief in the power of these ideas, and my commitment to upholding them, is enough to reel me back from lapses into self-pity, resentment, and fear. I am here to serve as best I can, and that is all I really need to know. When I remember my place, I am simply grateful to be here. When I remember my purpose, I am restored to sanity, and my equilibrium returns.
EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS (EDA)
EDA is a Twelve-Step fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. People can and do fully recover from having an eating disorder. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder.
General Service Board of EDA
P.O. Box 5243
Chico, CA 95927